The Fine Art Auction in February is all about celebrating love, and what better way to do that than by showcasing the talented art couples who create together. This year, we wanted to shine a light on the dynamic duo of Scien and Klor, also known as 123Klan. This French couple’s love story began through their shared passion for art and has only continued to grow stronger over the years as they work side by side in their collective and studio, creating masterpieces that are greater than the sum of their parts. With their unique dynamic, these two artists have elevated graffiti art and graphic design to new heights and continue to inspire others with their boundless creativity and unwavering commitment to each other.
Scien and Klor’s love story began through their shared passion for art. As teenagers in 1992, they founded their collective and studio with the same name, 123Klan, in Montreal, Canada. Over the years, they’ve moved from place to place, always together, and always devoting their energy to elevating their creations to the next level.
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In their years of collaboration, Scien and Klor have developed a unique dynamic. They work like two programs, seamlessly complementing each other’s ideas and styles to create something greater than the sum of its parts. They trust each other completely and have the same goals, bank account, children, happiness, and troubles, making them an objective support for each other. They are more than just a couple, but best friends who have been through the ups and downs of life together.
123KLAN is a graffiti crew founded by the French duo Scien and Mrs Klor in 1992. Influenced by the various 90’s graffiti art expressed in Europe and New York, 123KLAN crafted an hybrid style that gained them swift recognition. They defined around this time a new language that transcended all the graffiti “schools”.Their first works were enriched by huge, sharped-angled letters in acid colors and characters with futuristic manga features pose alongside experimental type.
In 2001, 123KLAN invaded the web like vandals, using it as a new surface to be painted. They mix graffiti art and graphic design, using this platform as a real tool for creation, expression and dissemination. By shifting the boundaries of their two favorite disciplines, 123KLAN have advanced the graffiti aesthetics and infused a healthy dose of new ideas into current graphic design. They work on multiple medias, everything goes; record sleeve, posters, stickers, toy design, posters, skateboards, canvas, shoes, and t-shirts.
In 2007, after working for the leading brands of streetwear, Scien and Klor created their own brand, BANDIT1SM, which allows them to obtain financial freedom, giving free rein to their creativity.
Their love for art extends to their children as well. Tommy and Cleo have grown up following in their parents’ footsteps, and have even developed their own unique styles as artists. The couple involved them in their work from a young age, taking them to festivals and involving them in the creation of frescoes. Today, the twins are invaluable assistants who understand their parents’ style and are wonderful creators in their own right. Overall, 123KLAN is a multidisciplinary collective that has made a significant impact in the world of graffiti art and graphic design, and their love story and family bond is an integral part of their success.
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