Polyhedric street artist, Roti, and his “demonic” art

Interviews
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Painter, stonecutter, sculptor, tattooist, engraver, artists as polyhedric as Roti are difficult to find nowadays. Good for street art, difficult as a journalist. Talking about his art becomes a challenge because of the impossibility of deciding where to start from, and what, amongst the various techniques he has mastered, to focus on. 

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David Walker’s “vortex of dancing colours” at Le M.U.R.

Le M.U.R.
David Walker Le MUR - Paris street art - exhibition - Underground Paris. Photo: Demian Smith 2013 (1)

Berlin-based urban painter, David Walker, is a staple on the streets of London and Berlin and is the most recent artist to have been picked by l’association to make Le M.U.R., creating one of his signature emotive portraits. Ludovica Giulianini reports on Walker’s true work of art. Over 140 artists have made ephemeral artworks on [...]

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Keith Haring “The New Yorkais” Speedy Graphito

Exhibitions
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New York, 1978, student Keith Haring arrives in the city considered to be the cradle of the graffiti movement.  His mind is blown away by the tags, the dubs, the subway car ‘masterpieces’ – the frenetic energy of the illegal art scene. Years later, and Haring, influenced by this ‘subway art’, draws on the same [...]

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HOPNN – ‘I want to ride my bicycle!’ – an Italian street artist in paris

Interviews
HOPNN street art Paris bike art (1)  Photo : Ludovica Giulianini

When walking around a city, very few people pay real attention to what’s hanging on the walls. Probably this is the ‘advertising effect’ – we’re overloaded with visuals wherever we walk. However, when what’s on the wall happens to be anti-automobile propaganda, such as a man eating a lipstick red car, one is forced to [...]

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Zezão’s graffiti – from sewer to New York, Paris & London

Interviews
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We recently  visited  Zezão at his studio in São Paulo, a Brazilian street artist who cut his teeth in the Pixação scene in the city limits. In the past, he worked in degraded and abandoned spots, such as, the sewers of this megalopolis – during a period when he suffered with depression. His famous signature, the Flop, a [...]

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C215′s latest work – “A lovely simple Cat”

Interviews
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Art for art’s sake? Yes, but not only. Sometimes art makes everything look so much more beautiful and it needs help to be shared. French world famous street artist C215, who just finished an amazing 25m high wall in Boulevard Vincent Auriol (Paris 75013), managed to find a perfect balance between painting for himself and [...]

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Paris street art “ambassador” Thom Thom exhibits at Galerie Mathgoth

Exhibitions
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French urban artist,  Thom Thom, has been taking Parisian billboards and transforming them into art since 2000. He is inspired by the French artist Jacque Villeglé, well known for his technique of décollage, the opposite of collage, whereby parts are ripped away from posters. Also by the Lettrists, an experimental movement established in Paris in the ’40’s,  and the Situationists,  [...]

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OEPS HAMA bead graffiti art around Paris

New Street Art
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Straight outta Copenhagen, OEPS crew, were in Paris at the weekend, placing its unique “HAMA bead” street art around Oberkampf, Denfert-Rochereau and the Butte-aux-Cailles, with assistance from Underground Paris.

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OX forced out of Paris for blue sky billboard hijacking

New Street Art
OX street artist - Paris street art - adbusting - billboard takeover - Underground Paris. Photo: Demian Smith (1)

French artist, OX’s, latest ad takeover at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, is a site – and weather – specific artwork that was planned for this out-of-town location due to OX’s fondness for displaying his artworks backed by barren suburban landscapes, as well as  the changing nature of the Parisian billboard space, which makes [...]

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Interview with Surf as Tsunami hits Le Friche gallery, rue Denoyez

Exhibitions
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Jorge Pomar aka AMOR aka SURF has dropped in from Buenos Aires, one of the five top graffiti cities in the world currently, to show at Frichez nous la paix gallery on rue Denoyez. We managed to pinch an short interview. First the description of the show. The video mentioned is at the end of the post. The [...]

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