/ Graffiti Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator, Writer and Video Director / UltraBoysInternational


The visual work developed by Sozyone this last decade, reveals a tendency towards staging and clear lines.
Exploring the dark world of futuristic Anarchy through a magnifying glass, he studies linear deformation, the "anti-bon-goût" and systematic opposition to distance himself from the conventional academic world of popular communication and to deepen his unique sens of aesthetics, where colors become simple values of tones fighting each other in an unequal combat between the fluid outlines and their position in space.
It is from this battle that the final composition will explode, to uncover the charismatic symbols of the diamond thief; his gloves, his hat, the bird, the mask and the light in his eyes prior to the crime.

Sozyone's paintings are brutal and refined at one and the same time, suggesting the violence of the cities, its mechanism and the feline elegance of its cat-burglars. 


"The thief. The cave. The key. The million. The cat. The bridges. Six reasons Sozyone is fly.
The above words refer to different sections of Sozyone González’ website, a place you can get lost within.
Born in Brussels, Sozyone has lived through decade saturated in culture: the break-dancing of the 80s, the graffiti of the 90s, the gallery crawl of the 00s. 
Somewhere in between forging Belgian franks in 1982 and recording albums, Sozyone has amassed a great oeuvre. Sozyone is the real deal."

Evan Pricco - Juxtapoz

 

 

solo shows

2012
G.I.P.S.Y.
 - solo exhibition at Speerstra Gallery, Bursin - March

2011
MALAVITA BIRDS
 - solo exhibition at BackSide Gallery, Marseille - April
VOYOV - solo exhibition at A.L.I.C.E. Gallery, Brussels - February

2010
ARTURO TORTURA
 - solo exhibition at Vicious Gallery, Hamburg - December

2009
KAGEMUSHA
 - solo exhibition at Vicious Gallery, Hamburg - September

2008
CAMINA O REVIENTA
 - solo exhibition at I.D. Gallery, Berlin - November
CADILLAC SCORPIO - solo exhibition at Vicious Gallery, Hamburg - September
THE FEATHERED CROOK - solo exhibition at Magda Danisz, Paris - September

2007
LE GRISBI
 - solo exhibition at A.L.I.C.E.Gallery, Brussels - December / January

2006
LOS GÜAJES DEL CHANKA
 - solo exhibition at Art Brussels  24th Contemporary Art Fair - April

2005
ONE MILLION MURDERS
 - solo exhibition at A.L.I.C.E.Gallery, Brussels - December / January
PANDEMONIUM CITY - solo exhibition at PimpStudio, Gent - November / December

 

 

selected works and group shows

2013
VENGANZA- exhibition with Dems333 and Felipe Pantone at Celal Gallery,Paris- February
VNANIMVS- exhibition with Dems333 at Backside Gallery, Marseille - January

2012
MURCIELAGO- walls and exhibition with Demsky and Pantone at Vicious Gallery, Hamburg - May
VENENO44- exhibition with Demsky and Pantone at Iam Gallery, Madrid - March
ART PARIS FAIR- group exhibition at Le Grand Palais, Paris - March
CORPS À CORPS- group exhibition at PAPELart, Paris - March

2011
‘VLTRARED’
 - exhibition with Demsky and Pantone at A.F.Gallery, Cologne - July
‘GRAFFITI’ - group exhibition at Le Café de Paris / Art Expert Consulting, Monaco - June

2010
‘OFF THE WALL’
 - group exhibition at La Cité du Temps, Geneva - December
‘TURMKUNST’ - group exhibition in the Schlossturm, Berlin - April / May

2009
‘WHO’S THE KING’ 
- group exhibition at Helenbeck Gallery, Paris - November
‘3H15’ - live performance on the Thalys (European high-speed train) at Gare du Nord, Paris - September
‘WHOLE IN THE WALL’ - group exhibition at Helenbeck Gallery, New York - May
‘ELASTIC AARONSON’ - Findings On Elasticity, Pars Foundation, Amsterdam - April

2008
‘EL HIJO DE LA GRAN PUTA’
 - Sozyone Gonzalez - solo album - 15 tracks out on Aligator / Bang! - September
‘THE TRIUMPH’ - 20 x 3 m wall - International Carhartt Europe Campaign ‘Winter08’ - Basel - April
‘THE FEATHERED CROOK’ - 6 canvases for the International Carhartt Europe Campaign ‘Summer08’ - January

2007
‘BUTTERFLY BALL’ 
- exhibition at SLICK, Salon d’Art Contemporain, Paris - October
‘GRAFFITI ROYAL/PAINT IT BLACK’ - group exhibition currated by A.L.I.C.E.Gallery, Brussels - April
‘IN THE CIRCLE OF THIEVES’ - exhibition at Art Brussels 25th Contemporary Art Fair, Brussels - April

2006
‘ULTRABOYS/OVERLORDS II’ 
- group exhibition at A.L.I.C.E.Gallery, Brussels - October / November
‘ULTRA STADIUM’ - exhibition at Le Colysée - M.F. Lambersart - Lille - April / May

2005
‘THE OVERLORDS’ 
- first group exhibition currated by A.L.I.C.E.Gallery, Brussels - 02 April