PRO176, born Rudy Dougbe (Paris, 1976) started painting the streets of Paris in the 90’s. Inspired by the graphic comic books by Jack Kirby, his work has always been colourful and imaginative.
PRO176 was one of the first of the ‘Ultra Boys International’. A crew that invented a new form of Graffiti, deriving its aesthetic from comic books, alphabetical constructivism and even cubism, they were like a“Graffiti Avant-garde”. In 2009 PRO met SEEN while looking for a studio and the two artists collaborated soon after. SEEN has functioned as a mentor for PRO176, showing him how to use a brush and acrylics, giving his recent works a more polished look, thanks to the use of these new techniques.