Florian Picasso lit up Pablo Picasso’s atelier combining two artistic worlds in an exclusive livestream with artist Cyril Kongo

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Florian Picasso lit up Pablo Picasso’s atelier combining two artistic worlds in an exclusive livestream with artist Cyril Kongo

The astonishing show caught the attention of millions worldwide all while Florian and Cyril supported an orphanage in Vietnam

Cannes, 20 February – On Saturday February 20th, Florian Picasso brought the world a unique experience, performing from the living room of the Picasso ‘Villa Californie’ in Cannes which was transformed back into Pablo’s Atelier for one night only. The mesmerising location, countless artworks combined with the dynamic of the artists and stunning visuals, exceeded all expectations. Florian brought Pablo’s atelier to life with music and art, delighting millions of people around the world.

Spending his time between Geneva and Cannes, the house, which used to belong to his great-grandfather Pablo, is an exceptional place of inspiration for Florian who produces most of his music there. For this occasion only, the room was transformed back to its original state to resemble what it used to look like when Pablo was working there, filled with paintings, sketches, and sculptures. During Florian’s set, artist and graffiti pioneer Cyril Kongo brought a sensational extra dimension to the show by painting several artworks beside him. To make the show even more memorable, Kongo painted a CDJ 3000 donated by Pioneer DJ, creating a one of a kind piece.

“It was such a blessing to be able to serve a good cause and give back to my roots by combining music and art” says Florian.

Both being of Vietnamese origin, the two artists decided to auction all the pieces Cyril created during this special show and to donate all the proceeds to an orphanage in Vietnam. This was made possible in collaboration with Maria Bravo and Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Foundation.

Click here to watch the spectacular show again

About Florian Picasso

Picasso is no stage name; Florian is the great-grandson of the mighty Pablo, adopted by the Picasso family after being born in Vietnam. He’s synonymous with a high-octane style of EDM that focuses on larger-than-life, unrelenting riffs and raw textures and is squarely focused on the dancefloor. Florian Picasso is a powerhouse in the world of dance music and has recently signed to Universal Music. Releasing ‘Like You Do’ ft Gashi & Ally Brooke on Universal and ‘Restart Your Heart’ with GRX on STMPD RCRDS, Florian proves that he really is capable of anything. Recently taking livestreams to the next level with his incredibly well-crafted productions and out-of-this-world light shows, Florian definitely still has a lot to share with the world.

About Cyril Kongo

Urban artist above all, Kongo is part of the first generation of French graffiti artists. Committed and revolutionary he was instrumental in defending graffiti as a school of fully-fledged art. Indeed when the painter talks about his discipline he evokes its technical and visual complexity and he describes it as a “savoir-faire”. Calligraphic abstraction, fluid lines and spontaneity allied with a committed and clear purpose made him an unprecedented artist. Cyril Kongo is mastering his urban vocabulary in order to achieve his vision. He is trying to highlight the cultural richness from the ancient technics throughout his own knowledge.

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