French artist L1es One has seen the future of graffiti and it is on the mainland. Three months ago the Lyon-born urban artist moved to Hong Kong with an eye towards tagging wall space from here to Harbin. 'To me, China now is like New York in the 19th century,' the Frenchman said. 'Plus, with the digital revolution right now, it's a very interesting period and I'd like to be here to witness it.' For his first local project, L1es One has transformed the skater space Six Keyz into an art studio. The works aren't just on the walls; they are the walls. The exhibit opens tonight with a party, and all are welcome. 'I see this as the beginning of me working in China. For me, painting is not all about the techniques or the style, the main part is the message - what do you really want to tell other people. This exhibition is my tribute to China, to Chinese culture.' Part of Hong Kong's allure for L1es One are its many blank walls - too much temptation to resist. 'The street is the best medium to display my artworks since anyone can reach out to them,' he said. Six Keyz is at 603 Chai Wan Industrial City Phase 1, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan.