Jerry freehands a character onto the wall, with beading dividing the wall into two tones, for his ZAT residency installation.
Jerry Batista comes from Grajaú in São Paulo’s Zona Sul district and co-runs the A7MA gallery in the city’s Vila Madalena neighbourhood with a group of artists and screen printers whom he has grown up alongside in the city’s graffiti-street art and music scenes. Here is an interview with Jerry made in Grajaú, accompanied by images of a mural he has painted here in Paris’ main … Read
Tag Clouds “Rue Jules Ferry,” 2012, Arles
Originally from Le Mans, Mathieu Tremblin works in Strasbourg on multi-dimensional pieces that are sometimes subtly satirical and other times blatantly candid. With an approach to the city linked to sixties libertarian texts, Visual Studies, and French Theory, Mathieu Tremblin develops humorous and subtle artistic gestures, actions and interventions for an audience of passersby. In this interview Mathieu discusses the relationship between public ownership, the power of art and the urban context.
How did you begin making urban interventions?… Read
Nelio paints at rue du Paradis in Paris’ 10th arrondissment
Does your artistic production look more at the process or at the result?
I have three ways in which I produce, artwork based on a reflection, made as an exercise, and made as an experiment. When my work is based on a reflection, it tends to be the case that I’m aiming at transmitting certain messages in my paintings, whether in relation with observations of the world around me, or by introspective, philosophical or political reflections. … Read
OnOff Crew exhibition, Enter The Wall, at Frichez Nous La Paix project space art gallery, Rue Dénoyez, Paris 20.
Your recent exhibition Enter The Wall at Frichez Nous La Paix gallery, Belleville, included an unusual and intricate installation. Can you tell us a little bit about the show.
It’s been a while that we have been questioning the concept of volume in our 2D pieces. The idea at this moment was to introduce depth in the wall by experimenting with the 3D effect of bi-coloured blue and … Read
Tell us a little about your artistic background and how you go into street art.
I haven’t had a formal artistic education, but my natural mother drew and left me her materials after she died at the age of 18. My grandmother drove me to reuse her materials and I would draw every Sunday at her place. This was when I was six, and I also used to draw a lot at school for fun – things like comics for the school journal and caricatures of … Read
Nick Walker’s Vandal character genuflects to the Paris street art scene?
Interviewing a street artist from Britain is an odd first post for a Paris blog on street art, perhaps, but we were keen to find out the latest from him after the recent swathe of interventions he left for us, produced during February’s freezing conditions – a distant memory in today’s 18 degree Paris sunshine. So, for the record, his debut on this blog reflects his achievements in Paris, and has nothing whatsoever to … Read