« When I was a little , my mother , a seamstress told me : Work before pleasure . By making this a fun full time job , I finally managed to put her back to work as she sewed my cigarette shaped cushions »
Born in 1974, Cédric Malo is passioned very early by the world of skateboarding and hip-hop culture. 1992 he got C level graduated and decided to settle in Marseille. After a quick visual creation BTS diploma, where he studied Stephan Muntaner at the time of IAM pockets, he worked for his K before launching himself in early 2000. Influenced by his own Graffiti experience, Cédric is looking for a new blaze, an avatar. A in the way of “Nique Ta Mère” french music band, he opted for the popular language and chooses TabasTM, the expression “it beats” understand that slap, it kills. TabasTM, referring to cigarettes too, that this takes pleasure in diverting.
In the 2000s, digital image invade the universe of graphics. Everyone jumps on Illustrator. Cedric decide to resist. Attached to the humanhood, he position himself as an artisan of the Visual Arts: “I realize the importance of human relations in the quality of the result. The hardest part is not to make good projects. I first try to find the interlocutors who trust me. ” By combining interventions in the public space, graffiti, hand illustrations where 3D objects manual version, that « try everything » person leaded by a « do it yourself » policy he position himself opposite to the « everything comes from computer » environment. His personal work ranges from bright illustrations, colorful, playful and thoughtful creations. “The content and form are unseperatable. » Because doing beautiful is not enough, Tabas wants to give meaning to his works. It therefore anchors his work to the context in which each of his projects fits with THE good idea. By his innovativing communication campaigns, integrating for example anagrams, second degree as well as a popular vision of embezzlement, he hits the retinas and settled permanently in the collective memory. Marsatac, Le Rat Luciano, Pastis 51 pool, the music scene nîmoise Paloma, evenings kitchens and decks Mix the mouth, Antibes Nights Festival Square, Le Monde Magazine … In fifteen years, has become TabasTM leader of Marseille visual creation and beyond.
Bureau de TabasTM | Cédric MALO 28, rue François Arago 13005 Marseille France firstname.lastname@example.org
VILLA Tmoins à la VILLA ALLIV – Marseille – France
End of 2014 for the Villa Alliv, while Marseille, the old southern city continues to buslte with many creative impulses by the Marseille-Provence 2013 event, European Capital of Culture, 3 young cultural actors of the city – a gallery a publishing house and an event agency, unite their visions and actions and open the VILLA | ALLIV. At the crossroads of the Electro scene of contemporary art and the world of publishing, VILLA I ALLIV is a new space of exhibition and distribution, open to the public but also to the artists, who will be welcomed and supported to opportunity to residences. The doors are opened to professionals of Art and Media, who will find new relays, key contacts and unpublished resources. The place is designed as a true creative retreat for visiting artists in residence. The participative management style and the variety of space provide significant flexibility.
The villa is positioned as a new cultural relays on the territory with an extensive space of almost 400 m2, and a large green park of nearly 4000 m2, lush greenery in the heart of the 8th district Marseille, near the Avenue du Prado and the sea.
For that premiere, the ALLIV VILLA received Cédric ‘Tabas’ Malo, during a one-man exhibition. The designer – Ambassador of the graphic scene in southern France – settled in the villa and has seeded its general inventory with Exhibition Tmoins ‘, which was to experiment in situ from 13 December 2014 until 11 February 2015. Orchestrated by the curators Sebastian Fritsch and Tito the Backside Gallery, Tabas was unveiled through a large format called solo show “Exhibition T-moins” structurally linked to that of Alliv. The artist embrassed the carte blanche and answered with a trapped Ikea catalog, fight-club like: “I declined my world throughout the building,” explains the artist. “The way of an internal model house and its singular aesthetic if I offers visitors a tour of the property off center in the Villa Tabas.”
Diverted furniture, playful and lecherous smoking-room, lost word games in the immaculate dining-room, and numerous trompe-l’oeil … With its “T-moins Exhibition”, Cédric Malo seeded objects and installations his strange Inventory General.