Born and raised in Paris, Royale Belleville is an artist painter who lives and works in Amsterdam, NL.
Self taught artist, he developed into two different types of expression through all the years.
One, very graphic and colorful, based on the depiction of Japanese flowers that gave its name to the Serie entitled “OsakA’ Mazza 1881”.
The second, much darker and subject matter, for which the artwork is more narrative and depicted as allegories that are mainly declined in monochrome and black & white paintings.
Royale Belleville makes also recurrent use of the numbers from the Smorfia or “book of dreams”. This coding process, which has its origins in Naples and dates from the 18th century, translates every object, action or person into a dedicated number that goes from 1 to 90.
Those numbers and other symbols are present in most of the artist work and became soon an identification mark of his artworks.
In 2010, Royale Belleville founded the “Studio Inferno III”, based in Amsterdam.