Nicolas Barome was born in Saint Jean de Luz in 1980. He grew up in the Basque country and made his debut in the School of Applied Arts in Bordeaux, before getting into illustration and creating with his friends Jeanspezial collective. He started out by painting on walls with his mates, where his images rapidly evolved thanks the discovery of new techniques including etching, which had a real impact on the way he produced his images. Passionate about the cinema and staging, obsessed with frames and textures, his world is full of details, complex images and several different reading levels. He can bring life to fruit and vegetables, make fun of religious icons or portray his childhood memories with ease, such as the carnival or his mum’s homemade dishes. With no limits, his style ressembles both the works of masters of classical painting and the creators of SpongeBob Squarepants.