At the outset, three cartoonist friends with the task of animating an evening in a club… Wishing to propose something more playful than a live painting, they offered people to paint their arms, back or cleavage. The style of Skinjackin was born, impertinent and filled with television references. The evening is a success, the Buddies invite others and the collective rises. The basic trio separates for work and each one creates a team in its adoption city. The Skinjackin will grow quickly for the following three years.
The Bordeaux team is composed of 17 members, all of them fond of drawings and coming from different backgrounds: fine arts, graphic design, sewing, silkscreening, graffiti, typography, micro-editing, animation, photography, video… A time confined to the Bordeaux evenings, the collective Skinjackin comes out gradually to the light and imposes its recipe: from the unbridled and tangy graphic to the felt, messages based on word games, on pop culture (“Snoop Doggy Bag”, “Wiener Top”, “The return of the garlic Jet”, “Turkish Lorraine”…) or adapted to the theme of consenting skin events and stretches for these subversive “tattoos”.
A graduate of fine Arts and also a founding member of the Mondo Zero collectives (micro-publishing and exhibitions) and Royal concrete (frescoes, workshops and scenography), Duch multiplies his caps and produces illustrations, fanzines, objects, murals, Facilities. He had the opportunity to present his work at several collective exhibitions in Bordeaux and Paris, as well as in several micro-publishing festivals in France. Captain of the Bordeaux team, he is responsible for the general organisation of the collective: booking, Artistic direction, accounting, goodies Management and a thousand other things.
Migwel is a graphic designer/illustrator. After a school of Applied arts and years practicing Graff, he worked in a communication agency and then for a ready-to-wear brand. He has participated in various artistic projects including 3 artistic residencies in Asia (under the aegis of the French Alliance) or as a speaker in youth workshops. Former retired captain, Migwel is a foolproof lieutenant whose valuable advice is often solicited.
Vincent studied at the fine arts of Bordeaux before becoming a tattoo artist. His professional career is punctuated by participations in various associations including the Skinjackin of which he is one of the founding members. He also organized and participated in various exhibitions. Proclaimed Pope of the Skinjackin, it is the chief, the Great guru! He regularly tries to leave the crew but his pirate past always ends up catching up with him.
Pauline has studied university and has worked at various administrative and communication positions in Athens and Bordeaux. She is now investing in the management of her restaurant. Officially mother Maquarrel of the collective, she coordinates the management of the association and watches over the grain.
📷 PIRATE PHOTOGRAPHER
Max alias “MXBX” is a self-taught freelance photographer since 2010. Co-founder since January 2011 of the Association Bordeaux Opus Bohème, he is also a Nikon official photographer at the festival of old plows in 2012. Photographer of the Bordeaux team, it is on all events and holds the memory of the crew, this is our treasure chest!
Kub holds the plastic arts Capes Competition (2008) and has been a professor in college for four years. An independent illustrator, he has participated in various collective exhibitions in Paris and Bordeaux. Exiled to Mexico where he covers the walls of his drawings, Kub returns from time to time in Bordeaux to pirate the side of his favorite gang.