Who is Flavien ‘Mambo’ Demarigny ?

Born in Chile in 1969 from a French father and an Hungarian mother, Flavien/Mambo grew up in Latin America before moving to Paris, then Los Angeles and now resides in Provence. Since his career began in the mid eighties, Mambo’s artworks have been links between modern, contemporary, minimalist and graffiti art to create a praxis and style of his own. Ranging from semi-abstract graphic interplays of lines and spontaneous designs, to abstract action painting, and his signature red-orange portraits. Mambo’s artistic career has developed four main series: Strokes, Brainology, Mindscapes, and Humans

 

Able to pick what style or discipline is necessary to express his feelings in the moment his artworks display an expressive graphic universe full of underlying meanings; combining observation, ambiguity and humor.  But with every artwork Mambo creates, humanity remains the core theme; inspired by the brain and its mental processes, sensations, emotions, memories, inner feelings and mechanical reactions. Human behaviors become colorful ideograms, our environment becomes a dictionary, where Mambo picks symbols to write his own prose: visual enigmas, combining intuition and maitrise.

 

To see more about Mambo, his inspirations and origins, please click here.

Version Française ici.

Exhibitions

 

Mambo/Flavien’s exhibitions include solo shows at Kolly Gallery in Zurich, Watanabe Fine Art in Osaka, Galerie Nec in Paris as well as The Standard, Soho House and Mondrian Hollywood in Los Angeles. Other international galleries and group shows include the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil and Unesco Urban Art Biennale in Germany. His work has also been seen in London, Berlin, Tokyo, Barcelona, Milano and New York.

 

On top of his shows Mambo has collaborated with other artists such as Snoop Dogg, Laurent Garnier, Thierry Marx as well as brands: Prada, Moynat, Agnes B, Samsung, Vans, Paris St Germain to name a few.

 

Mambo/Flavien currently lives and works in Provence, France. To see his full list of shows, please click here

“Mambo, an Ordinary Man.” 

An unorthodox portrait by Tracy Phillips. (4’00”)

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Produced by Aurelien Bonzon
Directed & Edited by Tracy Phillips
Written by Tracy Phillips & Scott Hislop
Cast: Flavien Demarigny, Julie Demarigny, Mateo Demarigny and Ichat
Narration: Frazer Douglas (British version) & Tracy Phillips (American version)
Dancers: Sarah Mitchell & Latrice Gregory
DP: Alex Wilson
Color grading: Steeven Petitteville
Sound Mix: Steven Ghouti
Music Supervision: David Abplanalp-Estime

Special Thanks: Vincent Tabaillon, Coati Mundi, Tom Leduc, Völklinger Hütte, Bill Ewing, Ghislain Devaux, Yucca Hot Dogs, Jules Hidrot, Centre Pompidou, Mathieu Pingannaud, Nicolas Chambon, Agnès B and Fabien Castanier.

All artworks are © 2024 Flavien “Mambo” Demarigny