Nicolas Barrome was born in Saint Jean de Luz in France, in 1980.
Nicolas Barrome grew up in the Basque country. Nicolas Barrome went to the "Ecole des Arts Appliqués" in Bordeaux before launching himself in the world of illustration and starting the Jeanspezial Collective.
Nicolas Barrome ' s idea of the collective was firstly a way to paint murals with his friends. Nicolas Barome's work evolves rapidly from then on, as the artist learns new technics such as etching, which will have a real impact on his way of creating images.
Passionate for cinema and directing, obsessed for frames and texture, Nicolas Barrome 's world is busy and detailed. Nicolas Barrome 's Artworks are usaully complex with different reading levels.
Through Nicolas Barrome 's Work all sorts of hairy animals pass each other, from cross-eyed dogs to giant squids...
The Artists can give life to fruits and vegetables, mock religious icons or picture old childhood memories. Never limiting himself in anyway, Nicolas Barrome borrows from the great masters of classic painting to cartoons charaters like the ones of SpongeBob.
How did Nicolas Barrome come to drawing?
Nicolas Barrome: " In the end, it is not something I have planned. I had a very classic academic up-bringing. I have always been good for drawing stupid doodles in my textbooks and make my friends laugh (if you are thinking of penis.... it's normal!). After a general Baccalauréat, I started a business school....and, how can I put this.....I soon realised that I would be better off starting a career in doodles on textbooks....
Nowadays, let's say I draw in bigger text books and larger formats".