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    New Mural by Éric Lacan in Hérault, France

    Urban artist Éric Lacan have worked on a new mural in Hérault, France. The mural features his signature black and white portraitures but instead of elegant female subjects this work features a skull with a beautiful floral headpiece.Éric Lacan started to draw attention to himself at the end of the 2000’s with black and white wheatpastes under the nickname Monsieur Qui. Behind his sometimes elegant, sometimes scraggy mysterious female portraits hide a subtle satire of society’s diktat around women. Graphic details like hair entangled in bramble, flowers, and words scratched on the canvas surface, cannot but bewitch passer-byes and imbue his work with a powerful, dark and melancholic romanticism.Check out below for more photo of Monsieur Qui’s  latest work. More

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    “Web 2.0” by Ludo in Paris, France

    Street artist Ludo is back with a new mural in the streets of Paris, France. The mural entitled “Web 2.0” features a variation of his famous BTC Flower but instead of the bitcoin symbol, it displays an infinity sign with a tombstone below in which the words “R.I.P. Web 2.0” is written.Ludovic Vernhet, known by the name Ludo and sometimes even referred to as Nature’s Revenge, is an artist born and raised in Paris.His is all about connection between nature, animals and new technologies. It’s all about the world surrounding us. Mixing robotic and natural elements, Ludo questions us about our reality. Without condemning he is putting in highlight topics such as global warming, capitalism, globalization, ecology and the place of the human being among nature. More

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    Infrared Light Enhances Versailles, Provence, and the Beaches of Normandy with Dreamy Shades of Pink

    
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    #landscapesNovember 29, 2021Grace EbertAll images © Paolo Pettigiani, shared with permissionPreviously having captured the Dolomites and New York City’s Central Park in a candy-colored glow, photographer Paolo Pettigiani now adds urban and rural France to his ongoing collection of infrared images. The magical series documents the rolling lavender fields of Provence in watermelon hues and Versailles’s landscaped terraces or the Gothic abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in bright, saturated tones. Pettigiani shoots each location with a full-spectrum camera that unveils otherwise invisible wavelengths and enhances the trees, grasses, and stone surfaces that reflect infrared light with varying shades of pink.See more from the France Infraland series on Pettigiani’s Behance and Instagram, and shop prints of the surreal landscapes on Lumas.
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    “Tursunay Ziawudun” by Mahn Kloix in Marseille, France

    Street artist Mahn Kloix recently worked on his latest mural in Marseille, France. Located on 200 meter sqaured wall of the telecoms operator Orange and now dominating the scene is a portrait of Tursunay Ziawudun, a Uyghur who testified on her ordeal in the “camps” Chinese.Suspended from his ropes, the artist put the finishing touches to his portrait on October 7, on the immense facade of this building, rue Félix-Pyat, in the heart of one of the poorest districts of the second largest city in France. . And he signed his work on October 8 with a simple stencil, “Tursunay Ziawudun, by Mahn Kloix”.No message beyond this name and face, which the artist painted from an image from a BBC documentary where this 43-year-old woman recounts the rapes she suffered in one of the “camps” set up by the Chinese regime in the western region of Xinjiang, first in 2017, then in 2018.Several human rights organizations have accused Beijing of interning at least one million Uyghurs in Xinjiang in “re-education camps”, subjecting some to forced labor. Amnesty International has denounced “crimes against humanity”.Beijing denies this figure and talks about “vocational training centers” to support employment and fight Muslim extremism in this province which had been affected by attacks attributed to Uyghurs.Under an almost transparent lace veil, the look is soft. With his hand on the cheek, Tursunay Ziawudun seems “looking to the future”: “One of my challenges”, Mahn Kloix explains to AFP, “it is to talk about negative things without falling into the negative, to always give an image of hope”. This woman’s journey has been “violent”, explains the 40-year-old artist, who spent two years in Beijing, when he was still a graphic designer and above all a long-haul traveler. It was through this BBC documentary that he discovered Tursunay Ziawudun’s ordeal. “It took me to the guts.”“This is perhaps the hardest scar to forget”, explains this Uyghur survivor, in her testimony, reviewing her three gang rapes: “I don’t even want those words to come out of my mouth anymore, (…) in fact their goal is to destroy us all”, she asserts, about the Chinese regime’s policy towards the Muslim community in Xinjiang.“My theme today is oppressed minorities”, he explains. On a wall in Marseille, he paints Nüdem Durak, a Kurdish singer imprisoned in Turkey. On a garage door, still in Marseille, it is Yulia Tsetkova, a Russian activist prosecuted for defending the rights of women and LGBT people. In Eauze (Gers), Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish environmental activist. In Paris, on the WALL (Modular, Urban, Reactive) of Oberkampf, a kiss is scandalous, that of Shaza and Jimena, two women who had to flee Dubai where homosexuality is punishable by death.With Tursunay Ziawudun, it is another resistance that he highlights. “Paint this portrait on the walls of the historic telephone operator in France, in the country of the motto Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, the country which asserts itself as guarantor of human rights but which continues to trade with China, that makes perfect sense! “, he pleads with irony.Mahn Kloix originally began painting in urban spaces in New York City. Heavily influenced by the street art scene, Kloix’s contemporary fluid and free figuration is also expressed on canvas and paper. He pays tribute to young protesters in Istanbul, Tunisia, and Athens by conveying their similarities in his works. Their portraits are a leitmotif to highlight human and environmental struggles.Take a look below for more photos of “Tursunay Ziawudun”defaultdefaultdefaultdefaultdefaultdefaultdefaultPhoto credits: Fabrice Calmettes More

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    “Giant Doll” and “Nature Morte” by Ludo in Paris, France

    Street artist Ludo just finished two murals in Paris, France. “Giant Doll” features the animatronic doll from Netflix hit series Squid Game with armed angels on both the doll’s sides. While “Nature Morte” features Ludo’s iconic imagery of and arrow + tulip hybrid shot through a skull.Most of Ludo’s work primarily focuses on the combination of nature and human technology. More specifically, he prefers to emphasize on the way society takes nature for granted. Often, we disrespect and over-exploit it- leading human control into a vast destruction. His work focuses on our surroundings and effects all while providing a form of humility. This is the basis of his work and is sure to leave one amaze at first sight.Ludo’s primarily forms of mediums used in street art are composed of silkscreen, acrylic, pencils, scalpel, tape, and printers. This is all used for wheat pasting or paste-ups. He also currently works on street installations and sculptures by re-using objects found within the streets. He is constantly active with works across Europe, using trademark monochromatic paste-ups with dripping green highlights.Check out below for more photos of the murals. More

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    “On the Horizon” by ONUR, Li-Hill, and James Bullough in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

    “On the Horizon” is a set of collaborative murals painted by three artists, ONUR, Li-hill, James Bullough in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France The murals are separated by a road that divides them. Although painted on two separate walls this is actually meant to be seen as one piece.When standing in the center of the road the viewer can throw their view beyond the murals and actually bring them together into one mural with their eyes. This animation shows what happens when you are able to combine the two murals into one.The artists wanted to create something the viewer had to participate in and that spoke directly to the settling of Bolougne-ser-Mer. Known as a major fishing port, the city’s past and future are intertwined with the sea.The images we chose embody a concept of time. A fisherman throws their net into a desolate dried-out landscape becomes a vision of a not-so-distant future. On the second wall, the sun beams over a shoal of fish showing the relatively stable period the earth’s ecosystems have had. The viewer finds themselves on the road caught between these two possibilities and a horizon line connecting these two paths. By combining the walls with thier eyes, one can glimpse a way forward in our current ecological crisis that is potentially harmonious with our surroundings.When mural was created for the latest edition of Street Art – Boulogne-sur-Mer. Check out below for more photos of “On the Horizon” More

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    “DOUCE VIE” Hommage to Hyuro in Angers, France

    Hyuro was invited in 2020 to paint two walls for the festival Echappées d’Arts in Angers, France, where artists like Aryz, Nuria Mora, Jean Moderne, Tellas, Tania Mouraud, Hitnes, Daniel Munoz, Okuda, Vhils, and more were invited in the last years.During the preparation of the project, at the end of the month of may 2020, she sketched and wrote  :” The concept of the wall which I like most is a kind of celebration of life, there for the reading can work out with the actual moment we are living, with my personal situation which make it very special for me and to start, because I read an article, which stayed strongly on my mind, which title was ̈Angers and the sweetness of living ̈, it was a recently article talking about the simple nice things of this city. The idea are two figures dancing while sharing a beautiful blanket, one figure in each wall, you will see it clear in sketch, but I am happy with that idea since months now. “Hyuro was then in treatment to cure herself of leukemia, she wanted through this painting to celebrate the life and the sweetness of life in Angevin. Unfortunately, despite a long battle, the disease took her down in November 2020 at the age of 45.Tamara Djurovic, Hyuro by her artist name, was born in Argentina in 1974, then moved to Spain, to Valencia. Within ten years, Hyuro had established herself as one of the most respected painters in the world of “Street Art”. Her monumental works, of great gentleness and imbued with humanity, are visible all over the planet, all over Europe, but also in Brazil, Morocco, the United States and in her native country, Argentina.After discussions with her relatives, including the painters Escif and Axel Void, we made a point of bringing this project to fruition by paying tribute to her : the sketch she had sent us was painted in august 2021 by two artists who were close to her : FAITH47 (South Africa) and HELEN BUR (England).Take a look below for more images of “DOUCE VIE”: A Hommage to HyuroWatch the interview of the artists for the City of Angers here. More

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    “CryptoPunk Pineapple 00001” & “Another Angel” by Ludo in Paris, France

    Parisian street artist have recently shared his new pieces located in the streets of Paris, France. This first mural entitled “CryptoPunk Pineapple 00001” which depicts a pixelated pineapple skull smoking a pipe. His next mural shows an other angel watching the charts in light of the pandemic.As one can see on the murals, Ludo’s work primarily focuses on the combination of nature and human technology. He is constantly active with works across Europe, using trademark monochromatic paste-ups with dripping green highlights. The use of green shades is used as a simple method to gain recognition. It is a well-known mix that Ludo uses to convey his artwork, designs, and messages.Check out below for more images of the Ludo’s new pieces. More