Tomek & Skube (PAL crew) exhibition at Jour et Nuit

by Demian Smith on September 7, 2012

Paris art exhibitions don’t come much more “underground” than Paris’ main hardcore graffiti art crew, PAL. Tomek and Skube are two of its most active members. Their ‘indoors practice’, however, has departed slightly from what you’ll see sprayed on walls around Paris, although it is not so dissimilar.

Open to the public at the ‘art squat’ Jour et Nuit in Paris’ 15th arrondissement, next to the Eiffel Tower, here is a photo report of the artwork for sale.

Paris graffiti art exhibition by Tomek & Skube - Alternative Paris. Photos: Demian Smith (1)

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Tomek comes from the Paris street art scene, and focuses on typography and gestural painting. His style revolves around energetic materials and calligraphy. His generous painting invites us to question certain aesthetic limits: from the speed of his stroke, the ease of his forms, and his innovative approach to technique. Its appeal can be sought from the general movement that behooves us to follow the evolution of an artist aware of his constantly-changing era.

Meanwhile Skube, also from the Paris street graffiti movement, presents us with eddies of a turbulent world. He first emerged as an artist in 2001, the year of grace. From a timeless decade, Skube searches for the absolute. His eyes are his main ally, and his curiosity a faithful adventurer. His approach to graffiti supports his quest to challenge the manners, laws and good taste of this stylistic movement.

The show is organised by the specialist graffiti art dealership, Pour la Gloire.

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Exhibition runs from 2nd to 9th September, 2012, 12pm to 7pm.

Jour et Nuit

61, Rue Saint Charles, Paris

(Metro Charles Michels)

http://www.pourlagloire.eu/

http://jouretnuitculture.blogspot.fr/

About the Author

Demian Smith starts out painting graffiti in the late ‘90s around Swiss Cottage in London, and ends up writing gossip journalism for the Daily Telegraph. Arrived in Paris in 2012 to establish Underground Paris.

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