Biography

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Sébastien Blum, whose real name is Sébastien Mohamed, is an artist, a designer and a French entrepreneur, born in 1992 in Reunion Island. As a multidisciplinary artist, he touches on everything and considers that art should not be limited to conventional media and techniques.

He spent his childhood in Reunion Island. At a very young age, he developed an unconditional love for art, through music, drawing and urban arts.
As a teenager he is part of a music group in which he is a singer. He divides his time between college, his passion for drawing and his love for urban sports. Blum travels to England for the first time on a language trip. He will return marked by the English culture, avant-gardism and the accentuated presence of art in everyday life.
At fifteen, to sign his graffiti, he takes the nickname "Bloom" in reference to the main character of the movie Big Fish by Tim Burton. Nickname that will be quickly replaced by "Blum" (always pronouncing the same way), come to hang on since his usual name. At this time he began to take an interest in the world of tattooing but to get some pocket money he improvised himself as a barber / hairdresser. With the money generated by an artistic performance with his band, he creates a hairdressing workshop with his grandparents and quickly begins to create artistic motifs, sculpting the hair of his clients. The workshop quickly takes a more consistent aspect, when the weekend the place becomes a real place of exchange and debate. Place, where people from all walks of life come to get their hair cut but also to talk about current events, new trends, culture ...

After studying architecture in high school and graduating in architecture and housing, he stopped studying with the intention of living his art. As a first step, he will spend two years juggling a variety of small jobs and an apprenticeship at a tattoo studio. In 2010, the young artist begins to undertake and work alone as a tattoo artist. In the same way he realized digital creations which was widely shared, notably via smartphones. In 2012, he obtained a University Diploma in Business Creation.
Subsequently, he decided to leave Reunion Island, to discover Europe. He lived in France in a small country town. He worked for some time as a barber in a town on the border between France and Switzerland, near Geneva. He left his barber's post after a few months.
Having continued his artistic activities, including painting, drawing and tattooing, finding himself without financial resources, he managed to get some orders for his artistic creations in France and Switzerland. What allowed him to find a stable situation, he began to live of his art at this period.

Following a particularly enriching stay in England, the artist returns to Reunion Island in 2014. He founded on 15 April 2016, the company Sébastien Blum. On the occasion of the official launch of the website on October 19, 2016, he presents to the general public the series of works SERIE 1 and the experimental line SE / 21. With this approach Blum creates a new approach to art, fashion and design.

Less than a year after the presentation of the SERIE 1, Blum presents the SERIE 2 (or the art of sinking) on ​​September 1, 2017. This time the artist has created and reinterpreted furniture from recycled materials. On this same occasion is announced the launch of the line HD / 21, experimental line inspired by SERIE 2.

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