Mahn Kloix was born in Paris in 1980. For the past five years he has been living and working in Marseille. Between a communist grandfather and parents who were staunch, active union members, Mahn Kloix grew up in a family of activists, motivated by the major combats of the social Left. Despite the card-carrying activism hovering over his head, the young man himself would choose a path where there was no party, but just as much commitment: artistic creation. In 2003 he entered Gobelins, l’école de l’image, so as to come into contact with graphics and applied arts, in classes considered as real group workshops. The young artist also spent part of his studies in Besançon
Becoming Mahn Kloix, he travelled, drew, and started to be displayed in public. Based in Marseille since 2010, he makes the old historic city centre his departure point for exploring the “political and militant” Mediterranean basin. In the heart of Istanbul, he crossed the path of hundreds of young demonstrators. He set about sketching these protesters’ faces, and then paid tribute to them by displaying their portraits in the street.
A multi-medium project using archive images, shots by photo-journalists,bIndian ink illustrations, large-scale enlargements, and
involvement in the very heart of the urban space.
Mahn Kloix is still working out of the city of Marseille.