Zel was born in Aubervilliers and grew up in this northern suburb of Paris. His encounter with Hip-Hop took place in 1984, in New York. during the explosion of breakdance against the backdrop of subways completely saturated with tags and graffiti … The slap was loud, and foundational.
In 1994, he met PLOUM de Montreuil and the BDS crew, a Parisian collective that he met in the capital. This is followed by « vandal » sessions with Ploum, Pseye, the OC, RAW and other bands of graffiti artists. From there, Zel devoted himself totally to Graffiti.
In 1996 he moved to the South. He remains very active alongside the BDS: with OBEN, AIMER, ERSAY… In the field every weekend and nightly expeditions during the week. Zel walks on adrenaline. Now is the time to meet EMOY from 3HC. It integrates the Crew and the round trips to Paris intensify as the technique improves. He develops his art in the same vein as AZYLE, or even TILT.
Zel develops the technique of SATURATION, PUNISHMENT… Splattering or even dripping, involved in POST-VANDALISM, his works reflect his passion and his integrity for this Graffiti Art. Zel remains mainly a child of the « street », of the vandal, a supporter of street art without concessions.