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« Mon premier rapport à l’art s’est fait dans les églises et les bandes dessinées ; j’en ai gardé une grande passion pour les formes d’art classiques autant que pour la pop culture.
Les personnages présents dans mes œuvres sont pour moi les divinités d’un panthéon, perdu ou à venir : dieux oubliés ou  enfants-dieux, divinités de peu de choses à la manière des Lares romains ou des kamis japonais. »
MalOjo né à Bayonne ( Pays Basque ) , vit et travaille à Saint Vincent de Tyrosse ( Landes ) , son travail est surtout connu aux USA grâce à de nombreuses expositions et conventions ( New York , Los Angeles , San Francisco , Portland , Philadelphie , Nouveau Mexique ) mais également au Mexique et en Europe ( Pays Basque , Pays Bas , Belgique , Ecosse , Angleterre et france )

« My first connection to art was through churches and comic books; I’ve kept a great passion for classical art forms as much as for pop culture.
To me, the characters present in my works are deities of a lost or future pantheon: forgotten gods or child gods, deities over little things in the manner of Roman Lares or Japanese kami. »
MalOjo born in Bayonne (Bask country ), lives and works in Tyrosse ( landes ) . His work is mostly know known in the U.S thanks to many exhibitions and conventions ( New York , Los Angeles , San Francisco , Portland , Philadelphia ,New mexico etc…) but also in Mexico and Europe ( netherlands , Belgium, Italie , Irlande , Scotland , Bask Country and france ) . He now begin to work as toy designer .

Mi primera relación al arte, fue en las iglesias, y en los « comics « , y mantuve una gran pasión para todas formas de arte clásicas,  tanto como por la cultura « pop ».
Los personajes presentes en mis obras, son la representación de las deidades de un panteon perdido o futuro : dioses olvidados, niños dioses, dioses de pocas cosas a la manera de los Lares Romanos, o de los Kamis Japoneses.
MalOjo nacido en Baiona Pais Basco , vive y trabajo en St. Vincent de Tyrosse ( Landes, france ) . Su trabajo es demasiado conocido en Estados Unidos ( Nueva York , Los Angeles , San Franciso , Portland , Philadelphia , Nuevo Mejico , ) pero tambien en Mejico y Europa ( Euskadi , Paises bajos , Belgica , Italia , Irlanda , Inglatera , Escosia y francia ) .

CONTACT: santomalojo@yahoo.fr
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UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS:

2022

– Mystical Rhythms – 2nd – 23rd December 2022 at wow gallery London
– Cornucopia – 4th – 25th November 2022 at wow gallery London
– Quest for Zenith – 7th – 28th October 2022 at wow gallery London
– Mercado los Olvidados oct 2022 Los Angeles
– power in number at Nucleus Gallery oct 2022
– Ghostbusters at Monika atelier Bordeaux sept 2022
– WOW² (Volume VI) – 2nd – 23rd September 2022 – Square Works Exhibit at wow gallery London
– collective «  a midsummer summer dream show at «  l’atelier «  Biarritz Euskadi aout 2022
– solo small town gods à galerie l’atelier juillet 2022
– collective popland2 à galerie Kochxbos Amsterdam mars 2022
– collective show  » cosmic elixir  » at WOW WOW gallery jan 2022

2021

– collective winter salon à Stranger factory Algodones USA dec 2021
– collective power in number à Nucleus gallery Portland USA nov 2021
– collective bewitching à Stranger factory Algodones USA oct 2021
– collective : organisation et participation princesses of power galerie l’atelier Biarritz Euskadi aout 2021
– collective toymakers of planet earth Algodones USA aout 2021
– collective Los Angeles art show juillet 2021 Los Angeles USA
– en duo avec Ciou à galerie OH! Bayonne Euskadi juin 2021
– collective wish you were here à Sally Centigrade Los Angeles mai 2021

2020
– duo show with Ciou Mothership gallery nov. 2020 Philadelphia
– collective show Stranger factory oct. 2020 Albuquerque
– collective show Inverarity gallery oct. 2020 Edimbourg
– collective show Kochbos gallery sept 2020 Amsterdam
– collective show Mothership gallery jul. 2020 Philadelphia
– collective show Dark art emporium june 2020 Los Angeles USA
– collective show Thumbprint gallery feb. 2020 Lajolla USA
– duo show with Ciou july 2020 l’atelier gallery biarritz

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2019
-group show Negua show at l’atelier Biarritz nov. 2019
-signing at DESIGNER con festival nov 2019 Los Angeles
-group show Frida de los muertos at Rebel rebel Taos USA nov. 2019
-signing at Mercado los olvidados con festival sept 2019 Los Angeles
–  » sign of the times » group show ( more infos soon ) Los Angeles sept.2019
-group show Alice in wonderland at Rebel rebel Taos USA aug. 2019
-group show Heavenly creature at Rebel rebel Taos USA oct. 2019
-group show shade of black at Rebel rebel Taos USA oct. 2019
-group show Black stars at Rebel rebel gallery Taos USA july. 2019
-group show Meow baby at Rebel rebelTaos USA july. 2019
-group show Mandala Edimbourg july 2019 Scotland
– group show Lost people Trieste Italy may 2019
-signing at MOCCA festival New York USA april 2019
-signing at Super Heroes con festival april 2019 Toloose france
– group show Lost people Palazzo Risolo Specchia , Puglia Italy april 2019
–  » I love rock n roll  » group show at Rebel/Rebel gallery march. 2019

2018
– collective show LOST PEOPLE at looking for art gallery Milan Italy dec 2018
– duo show with Ciou at Green gallery toulouse dec. 2018
– second signing for  » Tokusatsu for sad punks » at Terres de Legendes library toulouse dec.2018
– collective show at atelier Monika Bordeaux oct. 2018
–  » Mercado los Olvidados  » Los Angeles sept. 2018
– signing and short exhibition  » Japan France friendship anniversary « with Ciou at Montaut france july 2018
– « Beu-Beu » Festival curated by Rossana Calbi and Costanza Tagliaferri,Tuscany (Badia di Ruoti) Italy august 2018
– super heroes show at Spacejunks galleries nov.2017 to june. 2018 Bayonne ( Bask Country ) , Lyon, Grenoble france
– duo show with Ciou at Monika gallery Bordeaux France may 2018
– group show at Mexico city Mexico may 2018

2017
– group show at the Atabal dec.2017 Biarritz Bask Country
– signing at Mangadax convention Dax france sept. 2017
– super heroes show at Spacejunks galleries nov.2017 to janv. 2018 Bayonne ( Bask Country ) , Lyon, Grenoble france
– signing at the golden rabbit sept. 2017 paris france
– signing at  » le festin nu  » june 2017 Biarritz Bask Country
– solo show at the Atabal Biarritz april 2017 Bask Country
– duo show with Ciou at Pony club gallery feb. 2017

2016
– group show  » The Ballpoint Pen Show  » at the Pony Club Gallery nov. 2016
–  » french lowbrow continue  » Sables d’Olonnes juillet 2016
– « tentacles » at Akiza la galerie, june 2016 Paris CANCELLED
–  » nerdcore 4  » at Slushbox gallery West Palm Beach may 20
– collective show  » low brow en France  » at Spacejunk galleries mars 2016 Bayonne ( Bask Country ) grenoble, Lyon france
– collective show  » le cri  » at Akiza la galerie jan. 2016

2015
– « Krampus » collective show at pony club gallery Portland dec. 2015
– signing session at the « Toulouse Game Show Toulouse » ( France ) nov. 2015
– flashback sale at modern eden gallery San Francisco nov. 2015
– collective show  » RIDE !  » at the Pony Club gallery Portland Oregon sept. 2015
– collective show  » French Lowbrow « at Spacejunk galleries in Bayonne ( Bask Country ), Lyon, Rouen from september 2015 to march 2016
– collective show  » Tiny Trifecta  » at the Cotton Candy Machine New York june 2015
– collective show at Cotton Candy Machine New York may2015
– collective show at August Clown gallery Melbourne may 2015
– collective show  » Story Brook  » at Modern Eden Gallery San Francisco april 2015
– signing  » evil is pink /pink is evil » at the GREEN GALLERY april 2015 toulouse france
– at the GREEN GALLERY toulouse march/april 2015
-Upcoming artbook with Ciou ( spring 2015) at timeless edition

2014
– – at Nero gallery december 2014 Roma ( Italy )
–  » Imaginary friends « at Nero gallery november 2014 Roma ( Italy )
–  » Memento Mori » at Next Door gallery october 2014 Geneva ( Switzerland )
– at the White lady art gallery september 2014 Dublin
– -Tiny triffecta 2014 at the Cotton Candy machine New York june 2014
–  » Veines Urbaines  » collective show Rouen june 2014
– signing at Indelebile convention Toulouse may 2014
– signing at the library Terres de Legendes Toulouse may 2014
– at the Cotton Candy Machine NEW YORK april 2014
–  » drawing inspiration  » at the white lady gallery Dublin march 2014

2013

– signing session at the Toulouse Game Show TOULOUSE nov 2013
–  » Monster Monster » at the White lady gallery DUBLIN oct 2013
-« XIII » at the Spacejunk BAYONNE july 2013
– « Tiny Triffecta » at Cotton Candy Machine NEW YORK june 2013
– « Scratch da surface » collective show in various french cities ( toulouse lyon, paris etc …) march / oct 2013
– « Tales of the uncutes »solo show at the Green gallery jan/feb 2013 TOULOUSE france

2012

– with Ciou at Cindy Frey art gallery nov. 2012 COURTRAI Belgium
–  » 10 th anniversary halloween show » at the M.F gallery NEW YORK october 2012
– Taetrum et dulce 2 at distinction gallery ESCONDIDO CA. sept. 2012
– At Le Pied De Biche PARIS june / july 2012 with Franeck Ciou
– « waiting for apocalypse » may 2012 MF gallery NEW YORK
– « Atelier Pop Surrealiste (feat Franeck, Ciou, Odo, Lost fish etc…) at Mondopop gallery ROMA march/april 2012
– “taetrum et dulce” ( feat. Victor Castillo, Chris Mars, Odo, Jana Brike, Jaw Cooper etc…) at MondoPop gallery ROMA, dec./jan. 2011/2012.

2011

– “Summer Parade with Ciou at the “Girl Shop” july/ august 2011-09, ANGLET ( Bask country)
– Rio Loco’s festival with the collective “l’impossible manufacture” june 2011, TOULOUSE
– “Universal Love” at MondoPop (feat. Boris hoppek, Glenn Barr, Joe Ledbetter, Sergio Mora etc… ) feb. 2011, ROMA (Italy)

2010

– “art fair” at the GHP gallery (feat. Dran, Océane Moussé, Freddo Sacaro, Tilt, Jean Luc Verna, winschluss, Fred Sallaz etc…) dec. 2010/jan. 2011, TOULOUSE
– At the “Odyssud” gallery with the collective “l’impossible manufacture” sept./ oct. 2010 , TOULOUSE
– “L’atelier des chimères” at Aristide Berges’s space with the collective “ l’impossible manufacture” july/ august 2010 , SENTARAILLE
– “All in” at the GHP gallery ( feat. Gary Baseman, victor Castillo, Tim Biskup, Miss Van etc…) may/ july 2010, TOULOUSE

2009

– At “Quart de tour” gallery oct . 2009 , Seis
– At « Toulouse meet Saragosse » festival sept. 2009, TOULOUSE

2008

– At the « Chat d’oc » concert bar feb/march 2008, TOULOUSE

2006

– At « le Voltigeur » gallery dec. 2006, TOULOUSE

2004

– At the Goya Museum may 2004 CASTRES.