Lounys | MAFF Artist Spotlight
Based in Paris and originally from Algerian/Berber descent, Lounys got his start after co-founding the Ereska collective in Saint-Denis. Lounys’ father came to Paris before Algeria’s war of independence with only one piece of luggage. He was forced to become the holder of the house at a young age- working as a builder in order to send money back to his family in Algeria. A life of sacrifice and dedication that bleeds through his son’s work; amidst the bright colors and pop art aesthetic, Lounys draws in accents of Berber tattooing from his roots. His first wall in Miami was a celebration to say the least… keep an eye out for this one.
Christina Arza is a photographer working between Miami & New York. Christina was born and raised in Miami, FL and received her MFA in Photography & Video from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2015. Christina's talents extend broadly; from founding the fine art magazine Steadfast, to promotional media campaigns for staple syndicate companies.
Pierre is a French author, composer, sound designer and sound engineer. Passionate about music and cinema, in 2012 Pierre created the label and online platform "Délicieuse Musique" (Bakermat, Trashlagoon, Parra For Cuva, Stavroz). He also produces electronic music under the name "Les Deux" alongside his twin brother, Emmanuel and the pair regularly play DJ sets in France and abroad (Berlin, Ibiza). In parallel to all this he composes for adverts and documentaries and creates sound design and original music for the audiovisual industry (Havas/ Takt Productions/ Maff.tv). In 2018 he created the signature tune of the culinary documentary series "Scotch Cuisine Extra Forte" broadcast on Canal + and won a prize awarded by the Créa Music festival. He will be Director of the Sound Post Production and mixer of the TV séries. He has composed three albums for Ultraphonic (Obscura / Revolution and Olympia).
Ruth Kim is not a human, she is a New York-based cyber cowboy.