Kashink is one of the few very active female artists in the French graffiti/street art scene. She lives in Paris, France, and has travelled a lot throughout the world, getting inspiration from many different cultures. Her work is based on the celebration of humanity’s diversity.
She paint huge four eyed characters, with thick lines, vivid colors, in a very distinctive style.
Kashink is a surprising person: as most female painters represent female figures, she only paints men, preferably fat and hairy. She’s provocative, creative, constantly challenging. She wears a mustache as part of her daily make up.
Artistically speaking, her inspirations are very diverse, such as Leigh Bowery, Gilbert and Georges, Keith Haring, Frida kahlo,or Fernando Botero.
Her work has been shown in galleries in many European countries as well as in Canada and the USA. In 2013 she was part of « Women on the walls », a show curated by Jeffrey Deitch in Miami during Art Basel. She’s been also working on her project «50 cakes of gay » in support of equal rights, painting more than 250 gay wedding cakes in 9 different countries.
In 2014 she has painted huge murals and shown her work in Montréal, New York, Paris and Miami again.
The Huffington Post named her as first in a list of «10 women street art its who are better than Banksy» in september 2014.