The very first talent brought to La Cantine du Faubourg in Paris more than 18 years ago, the association with the artist Kokian is still going strong. Today, his black and white signature still adorns items such as menus and business cards with his canvases regularly making an appearance on the restaurant walls.
Born in Paris in 1971 Kokian spent his childhood in Burma and Morocco, before moving back to France. Raised at the crossroads of Asian and Moorish cultures, he clashed with the Western-European world on his return to France. This led to a life of solitude, which explains his denunciation of social injustices. Kokian then moved to New York, where he experienced an artistic rebirth, forging his socially-committed street art. His work is now renowned worldwide and can be found in numerous galleries from Paris to New York and Moscow.