VIDAE (David BOULANGER), born in Ris-Orangis, starts painting in the street in the late 1980's, with the emergence of the graffiti culture in France. Traveling Europe to California, at the age of 16, he has integrated crews renowned today. Very fast, after a determining encounter with the famous art historian Pascal Bonafoux, he will leave the street to become the heir of a forgotten traditional painting.
At the end of the 1990's, Vidae achieves international recognition by winning the 35th edition of The International Grand Prix of Contemporary Art of Monaco with the Prize Duke and Duchess of Valverde of Ayala Valva, presided by Prince Rainier III and the Princess of Hanover. Then he joins the collections of important sponsors such as Ralf Winckelmann who supported Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon and many others. He also obtains the support of many personalities of the world of art such as Daniel Arasse, Pascal Bonafoux, Fernando Botero or David Rosenberg.
In the early 2000's, after a doctorate (Ph.d.) in art history, he writes his first handbook of painting, then starts writing many essays of philosophy, poetry and fiction.
Protecting and claiming his independence, after many exhibitions and collaborations with galleries, he works with various sponsors and private collectors in France and abroad.
Vidae's powerful and innovative work gives to the contemporary painting a breath of revival. And by its universalism and the technique of the chiaroscuro he reinvents the same painting. Today, its production extends to more than four thousand paintings mainly listed over three different periods and in three decades.