Antwan Horfee

Born in 1983 in Paris, France.
Lives and works in Paris, France.


Antwan Horfee first gained recognition as an independent creative artist in Paris. Inspired by avant-garde artistic movements, he projects the action and performative aspect of his outdoor work into his gallery work, always using spray techniques for his abstract and slightly distorted representations. He skillfully combines figurative and abstract elements in works that are often critical of the world of contemporary art and the historical canon of art.


2011    École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

   Awards & Résidences 

2016    Residency at Somerset, London, United Kingdom
2010    Jury Award, École des Beaux Arts de Paris, France

Antwan Horfee combines paintings in various formats with a series of drawings. While he refrains from the use of oil paints and aerosols in his paintings and focuses entirely on eco-friendly acrylic paints, his drawings are created by using only black gouache and graphite on paper. Landscapes form the focal point of his paintings, which both the artist and the viewer encounter as if through the lens of a camera. Unlike his drawings, however, which tend to depict the concrete, these landscapes are not formulated or geographically situated, but—as a homage to fantasy films and video games—are taken from a fantastic non-reality. The attribution of colors and forms to concrete objects is always attempted but is never quite fully successful. 

Horfee's paintings are densely packed with scenic and symbolic motives. The Paris-based artist creates artworks of high tension by combining dynamic and colorful elements within intricate compositions. While he seeks pure abstraction in some artworks, others have figurative allusions.
Formerly working in the streets, he needed to complete his illicit works quickly. Horfee’s technique today combines his early skills – using a spray can at fast pace – with a classical approach to painting and sculpture. 

As a result, his work is marked by dynamic spontaneity and technique of the established.The central design element here is light, which is deftly deployed by Horfee, not only to give his works an impression of three-dimensionality, but also to create an illusionary spectacle that potentially takes place outside the pictorial space—the monster that cannot yet be seen, but whose presence is certainly felt. The effect is not one of surprise, but of Hitchcockian suspense.

Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Antwan Horfee, Paris
March 30 - May 06, 2023

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Scar/face, Paris
June 28 - August 04, 2018

Solo Exhibitions 


Cosmogol, Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, France

Nino Mier Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Gallery Weekend Berlin, Ruttkowkski ; 68, Berlin, Germany 


SCI-FRIED, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

Warlock Killjoy, Ruttkowski ; 68, Paris, France


GOONS !, Ruttkowski ; 68, Paris, France


I’m the glue, PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium 

Gigamaku, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Mobile Cropper, Gallery Naruyama, Tokyo, Japan


Piggy Catasrophe, GSB gallery, Stockholm, SE Sorry Bro, Ruttkowski ; 68, Cologne, Germany

Fantasmo1, Naruyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Self x Slalom, PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium


Traditional Occupations, Ruttkowski ; 68, Cologne, Germany 


Chaos Pays, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 


Antwan Horfee’s Imaginarium, London, United Kingdom 

Group Exhibitions 


Die Brucke, CFFILL, Stockholm, Sweden 


Blastover, Ruttkowski ; 68, Paris, France

Echo Chamber, PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium 


Sensible, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France

Scar/face, curated by Hugo Vitrani, Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, France 

Biennale de Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Art on Paper, PLUS-ONE Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


L’esprit souterrain, Experience POMMERY #14, Reims, France


A quoi sert d’être lion en cage, Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France

Printer Matter, Salon MAD, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France


Wertical I, Ruttkowski ; 68, Michael Horbach Foundation, Cologne, Germany

Bricks and Clicks #2, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

Jouer les Tours, duo with Lo hishash Saeio, curated by Antwan Horfee, Espace

des arts sans Frontières, Paris, France


Biolensu, with Ken Sortais, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France


Pataganne, Sunset Residence, Lyon, France

Palingenesis, Klughaus Gallery, New York, USA 

Old Boot, Galleries Goldstein, London, United Kingdom 

Future/Memory, Hellerau Center of Art, Dresden, Germany


Stuck On The City, National City Gallery of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


Street Smart, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

Buzzard Control, edited by TopSafe, London, United Kingdom
Menko Boys, edited  by TopSafe, London, United Kingdom

Blur Life Choice, edited by Innen, Printed Matter, Geneva, Switzerland
LE JOURNAL DES ARTS - Antwan Horfee - Anne-Cécile Sanchez - 2023
LE JOURNAL DES ARTS - Anne-Cécile Sanchez
July 07, 2023
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CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS – Mai 2023 – Valérie de Maulmin
CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS - Valérie de Maulmin
May 01, 2023
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LE MONDE – 23 avril 2023 – Emmanuelle Jardonnet
LE MONDE - Emmanuelle Jardonnet
April 23, 2023
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LE MONDE - Antwan Horfée - Emmanuelle Jardonnet - 15 avril 2023
LE MONDE - Emmanuelle Jardonnet
April 15, 2023
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April 01, 2023
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L'OEIL - Anne-Cécile Sanchez
April 01, 2023
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Art Brussels
April 25, 2024
Antwan Horfee - Cosmogol
Antwan Horfee - Cosmogol
April 28, 2023
August 03, 2018