A page about Thibaut Paruire aka Spoe / Spoe-art paintings /R.D.V Photography / Spoe_surfboards
Artist, husband and father, Thibaut Paruite aka SPOE started his journey as an artist with an academic program at ESADHAR Le Havre, France. Since then, he’s been experimenting with a wide range of tools to satisfy his creative desire. As a multi-faceted artist, SPOE loves exploring new dimensions. He is fueled by artistic expression and living a life without compromise.
As SPOE’s journey as an artist continues, paintings, photos, drawings and surfboards are created. Every piece of Spoe’s art is a step forward on his path. Raised fatherless, he is deeply influenced by the inventive craftsmanship of his Grandfathers.
SPOE shares his feelings and visions through portraits, paintings, collages, images with double meanings and multi-layered works. He is heavily inspired by his travels, both external and internal.
He has collaborated with international artists, been featured in many exhibitions and served as the art director for various media outlets and brands. SPOE runs is own creative studio and his creative fire is always burning.
b. 1980 | Versailles . FR
Location | Biarritz . FR
SPOE’s paintings span themes of portraits, masks and abstraction. He often alters them by cutting, copying and pasting everyday elements and feelings as a way to go deeper.
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Photography has played an integral role in SPOE’s creative journey — he’s always got a camera in his hands. His photographic inspiration comes from everyday life and his output ranges from spontaneous shots to specific series, created by both film and digital cameras. SPOE sees photography as a way to focus on the details.
Every board shaped by SPOE is inspired by his never-ending relationship with the art of surfing. Just like every wave is unique, every board is treated like a piece of art. SPOE 100% handshapes all of his boards, maintaining a physical commitment from the shaping process to the act of surfing itself. His goal in shaping is to fuse the arts of board building and wave riding using harmonic lines.
EXHIBITIONS & COLLABS
NORD NORDWEST / BERLIN / 2014
BURNING INK / The Square / GENEVE / 2013
DARK BEACH / NEW IMAGE ARTGallery / W.HOLLYWOOD. L.A / 2013
BURNING INK / The Wall / MADRID 2012
SPOE X DAVID CARSON DESIGN.INC / CARSON MAG
BLACK’N’ BASK / BAYONNE / 2012
BURNING INK / Beach Gallery / LONDON 2012
ONESHOT / BAYONNE / 2011
BURNING INK / Frank’s ChopShop / MadeMyDay / NYC /BERLIN 2011
Apadan’Art / Gaïté lyrique / PARIS /2011
SPOE photos SSUR/ NYC / Auguste store / PARIS 2010
SPOE X DCshoes photo series tees
SALON INSOLITE / Atelier 84 / BAYONNE 2010
BURNING INK / Bleu Noir / PARIS 2010
SPOE X LE COQ SPORTIF
IMAGINE DESPE by… / Palais deTokyo / PARIS 2009
ELEMENT COFFRE / Carré Bonnat / BAYONNE 2009
SPOE X BILLABONG
FORWARD3 /Agnes B. Stores / PARIS-NYC 2009
HAPPY WHEELS ROUEN 2009
AMBIGUOUS Europe Artist Paddle Exibition
PEN project / Material Shop / Ludlow UK 2008
FORWARD2 / B.A.N.K gallerie / PARIS 2008
“If you see something, say something” / Le Shop / BAYONNE 2008
MODORRA-TRANS BILBAO 2007
MEDIACTIVATION / Atabal / BIARRITZ 2007
FORWARD / Espace Beaurepaire / PARIS 2007
RESIST PARIS 2006
DROPP the MITTS / Toronto / NYC 2006
DC Shoes french artists PARIS 2005
KEEP A BREAST International
Hype gallerie photo ARLES 2004
SPOE X RUSTY Rider Artist Series
MODART MUNCHEN 2004
REALITY MODEL’S Europe 2003
MODART MUNCHEN 2003