YOUTHAKONE SOUMPHOLPHAKDY was born in Paris in 1988. Trained in graphic design at the Académie Charpentier, he developed his artistic practice as a self-taught artist.
He began his career as an illustrator, deploying a distinctive black-line style. This practice led him to collaborate with a number of brands, creating site-specific works for them, some up to 5 meters long. He has also created public works, notably a mural on the facade of the Collège Paul Valery in Paris XII, in collaboration with the Mairie de Paris.
At the same time, Youthakone Soumpholphakdy developed his painting, and in 2018 in Paris presented his first solo exhibition. His series of abstract works focused on the shape of astral nebulae, which allowed the artist to deploy a certain taste for gaseous, immaterial and bewitching bodies. Far from confined to plastic writing, his practice extends to many other mediums: drawing, painting, sculpture, 3D video and stained glass.