Flavien “Mambo” Demarigny

Mambo was born in Chile in 1969, from a French father and a Hungarian mother.
He grew up in Latin America and started his artist career in Paris.
He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Mambo is a polyglot artist, capable to pick what he needs on his languages palette to express his feelings in the moment. His different artworks series go from semi-abstract graphic interplays of lines and spontaneous designs (Brainology series), to abstract action painting (Flavien series) as well as minimal portraits (Orange Portraits series) using his signature red-orange color, thus creating an expressive graphic universe, full of underlying meanings, combining observation, ambiguity and humour.

The core theme is humanity, the inspiration is our brain, our mental processes, sensations, emotions, memories, inner feelings and mechanical reactions. Human behaviors become colorful ideograms, our environment becomes a dictionary, where he picks symbols to write his own prose : visual enigmas.

The Store is mostly dedicated to small format artworks on paper.
For purchasing other types of Artworks, as for Press inquiries, please write here.
You can also visit Mambo's Art dealers: Castanier Gallery (Los Angeles, Miami), Speerstra Gallery (Paris), Kolly Gallery (Zürich), Bobino Langlais Gallery (La Baule), French Art Studio (London).

“Mambo, an ordinary man.” An unorthodox portrait by Tracy Phillips. (4’00”)

Produced by Aurelien Bonzon
Directed & Edited by Tracy Phillips
Written by Tracy Phillips & Scott Hislop
Cast: Flavien Demarigny, Julie Demarigny, Mateo Demarigny and Ichat
Narration: Frazer Douglas (British version) & Tracy Phillips (American version)
Dancers: Sarah Mitchell & Latrice Gregory
DP: Alex Wilson
Color grading: Steeven Petitteville
Sound Mix: Steven Ghouti
Music Supervision: David Abplanalp-Estime

Special Thanks: Vincent Tabaillon, Coati Mundi, Tom Leduc, Völklinger Hütte, Bill Ewing, Ghislain Devaux, Yucca Hot Dogs, Jules Hidrot, Centre Pompidou, Mathieu Pingannaud, Nicolas Chambon, Agnès B, Fabien Castanier.