Barzolff was born in France and currently lives and works in LA. He works in a range of mediums including graffiti, 3D animation, video installation, drawing, and painting. Barzolff started out as Numéro 6, a groundbreaking graffiti artist in the Parisian street art scene who emerged as one of the most distinctive voices of the genre. According to Paris Tonkar magazine, Barzolff is “a masterful illustrator and an iconic figure, who transformed the standardized imagery used in French graffiti in the second half of the 90s."
After obtaining his BA in Visual Arts, Barzolff went on to study film animation at the Gobelins l'école de l'Image in Paris while compulsively spraying walls. His apt portrayal of Parisian street culture culminated in two television series that aired on the iconic taste-making European TV channel Canal+: the cult animated series Les Lascars (The Rascals), lauded for capturing the zeitgeist of that era, and more recently the disturbingly absurd The World According To F. R. Jeansac. For a few “lost years” (in his own words), Barzolff worked in the advertising and music video industry, gaining recognition in the field and winning many prestigious awards including the People's Choice Imagina Award and Best Music Video Award in Annecy, France. He also won the famed D&AD Award in the UK for his seminal work. In 2007, Barzolff created a series of UFO hoax videos that went viral online and in the mainstream media resulting in over 30 million views on his YouTube channel. In 2010, he turned his back on the advertising world and moved to Burgundy to focus on his art.
Barzolff has been based in LA since 2012 and had a solo exhibition at Here is Elsewhere Gallery in 2013. He is currently preparing a pop-up exhibition for Boite Noire Gallery for fall 2015.