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Born in 1984, Michael Beerens lives and works in the region of Paris.

Michael Beerens' work combines his two passions: graffiti and the underwater world.

As a teenager, in the late 90s, he began painting in public areas with graffiti.
It is during a trip in Turkey that the artist discovered scuba diving.

Growing up, Michael Beerens developed a passion for these two activities.
At the age of 24, he became a diver to pursue a career as an underwater videographer.

At the same time, he made his graffiti practice evolve and began to paint his drawings in the street. His passion for the underwater world gives him a special sensitivity for nature and the animal world that become his favorite themes. They are the starting point of his series Modern Fables, where the artist addresses current issues around pollution, destruction of the environment, animals in captivity, intensive farming ...
his work takes a color particularly committed to the animal cause and ecology.

This commitment led the artist to realize in 2015 a piece of art ordered by the COP21.
His work, painted on the ground, represented a school of fish whirling in a luminous well, a real bubble of oxygen in the heart of the city. This was the starting point of a new project: Deeplight.

This project is inspired by the fascinating natural cavities the artist encounters during his underwater dives or speleology. Michael Beerens goes further in his technical painting to magnify the interaction between the light and pattern.

With the poetic visions of Deep Light, Michael Beerens tries to erase the daily gloom of concrete and reveals moments of grace, unique to the Nature.