Originally a graffiti artist, he took the pseudonym “Gully” in 2008 when he began to produce works on canvas or on paper in the studio. He chose his artist name “Gully” so as to insist on the break between his former activities as a graffiti artist and the studio creations he now makes.
Gully chooses to remain anonymous, believing that it is his work and the stories he tells there that must prevail and not his person. The name “Gully” also refers to a comic book character from Makyo and Dodier that he loves, a little man from another era who is discovering life.
His inspiration comes from his discovery of the “Appropriation Art” movement, developing an approach that integrates clear references to the history of art. “Appropriation Art” is a movement whose main current representatives are Americans (Ellen Sturtevant, Richard Pettibone, Sherrie Levine, Mike Bidlo), but which takes its roots with Marcel Duchamp and his “readymades” from 1917.
Thus, Gully borrows characters or existing scenes that he stages in his own universe where graffiti is often present, creating an unexpected encounter between art and street art.
He exhibits in many galleries around the world.