KASHINK is one of the few international female artists that are highly active in urban art. Working from her base in Paris, her work often questions aesthetic codes and the definition of identity. Whether in celebration of diversity or as a direct confrontation to social norms, KASHINK considers herself an activist.
Since 2013, she has been wearing a pencilled-on moustache as part of her daily makeup. She considers it a statement as well as a sociological experiment, creating random conversations with strangers about beauty, gender, norms and freedom.
KASHINK likes the idea of a constant performance, whether it’s painting huge murals or experimenting with face paint, which she’s been developing as an incarnation of the characters she’s been painting on walls for the past 12 years.