Street artist Ludo is back with a new batch of fresh murals on the streets of Paris, France.b-sm = none; sm > 728×90;b-sm = 300×250; sm > none; The artwork above shows a rose wrapped tightly with a zip tie. Ludo shared this mural together with the words “Lockdown… no blossom allowed”. These new set of… More
Streetartist Ludo just sent us some images of one of his newest works for 2021 he just unveiled somewhere on the streets of Paris, France.
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The mural features a skull warped into a pineaaple, with a nose similar to Pinocchio’s. The artwork shows an exchange of words below “2021?” “Everything’s gonna be alright”.
Ludovic Vernhet, known by the name Ludo and sometimes even referred to as Nature’s Revenge, is an artist born and raised in Paris. As an ever-changing character of urban contemporary art, Ludo’s art is expressed through diverse mediums, from giant murals on streets, to canvases, installations, drawings, sculptures and photographs as gallery and museum exhibition pieces.
Ludo utilizes a signature style of no other, the use of three colours in his work; black, white and neon green. Precise drawings of biotechnological occurrences, merged with our technological dimension. His shows have been exhibited across the world in cities such as London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Rome, Paris, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
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After the success of the 2016 edition, the 2020 edition of Rouen Impressionnee gathered 23 international artists, expanding successfully its open-air mural art exhibition in the streets of Rouen despite all the issues of this challenging year.
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A total of 20 new murals have joined the existing murals created in 2016 by international artists like SatOne, Sainer, Velvet & Zoer. Curator Olivier Landes and his team focussed on the contextualization of the works, in connection with the landscape, architecture and urban history.
In parallel to the monumental artworks, a series of events are also scheduled until end of November, including artistic interventions, graffiti jam, talks and conferences and workshops, as well as a comprehensive retrospective exhibition retracing 35 years of Street Art in Rouen.
Featured artists include:Citémômes • Claude Blo Ricci • Elian Chali • Fabrice Houdry • Fred Calmets • Herman Kolitz • Jan Vormann • Jean Faucheur • LKSIR • Lison de Ridder • Liz Ponio • Luca Arbocco • Manolo Mesa • Nadège Dauvergne • Nelio • Nubian • OX • Olivia Paroldi • Patrice Marchand • Ratur • Roberto Ciredz • Roid • Savati • Smad
Using a wide variety of techniques, from collage, engraving to knitting, the artistic works are intrinsically linked to the neighbourhoods and architecture. While being sensitive to architectural details, textures and volumes, the artists also involved local residents and communities.
German artist Jan Vormann used Lego plastic construction pieces to repair and fill holes in the broken walls on an historical gothic building bombarded during WWII.
Most of the works take the form of murals which vary from trompe-l’œil, pointillism, portraiture, abstraction to anamorphosis or landscape figuration:
French artist Blo (covered earlier) has designed a composition of vibrant and colourful shapes to highlight the passage under a monumental arch.
‘RENAISSANCE’ BY RATUR
Spanish artist Manolo Mesa has paid tribute to the long tradition of ceramics in the Saint-Sever district, by painting a large scale mural featuring a trompe-l’oeil version of an 18th century jar, currently displayed in the Museum of Ceramics of Rouen.
The cultural non-profit organisation Citémômes led a yarn bombing project where intergenerations covered the walls and roof of a small house with tiny knitted squares in tribute to Monet.
Liz Ponio has adorned the facade of the Simone Veil social centre of Rouen with hundreds of painted pebbles as a nod to the pointillist movement.
French artist Nadege Dauvergne painted an intimate portrait of two figures on the verge of kissing, using touches of sprays paint while the volume is being generated by playing with light and dark colours.
‘2006250942’ BY NELIO
Inspired by Monet’s cathedrals and their diffuse waves, Nelio painted an oniric landscape, mixing abstraction and figuration. To add to mystery the title is “2006250942”.
‘L’AUTRE POSSIBLE’ BY OLIVIA PAROLDI
Olivia Paroldi produced a large-scale mural on three garage doors using an engraving technique with a sander and dowels. The triptych is inspired by a lockdown experience, whereby the character evolves and frees himself from a constrained universe.
‘LE PAVILLON TROUE’ BY OX
Using 3D effects and dark volumes, OX creates an impressive optical effect, where the walls appear to be missing. To add to the visual effects, a fine fluorescent orange outline recalls the sprays used on construction sites, as a prelude to upcoming demolition of the house.
‘MELT FAST DIE YOUNG’ BY ROBERTO CIREDZ
Berlin based artist Roberto Ciredz painted a dazzling trompe l’oeil effect on this façade with a political message. Beyond the aesthetic aspect, the artist highlights the issue of global warming with a piece of ice in the process of melting.
‘VOYAGE’ BY ROID
British artist Roid developed a monumental work playing with geometric shapes and the urban environment like the tram lines. The result is full of energy and interacts with the buzzing atmosphere of the place.
Elian Chali has created an anamorphosis by placing two red and blue spheres on three houses that seem to unite. Viewed from a specific point, the shapes are composed to perfection, while from other points of view they deconstruct and transform into large abstract zones of primary colours.
‘AMAZONE BATMAN’ BY FRED CALMETS
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Daisuke grew up in Japan. At the age of 18 he moved to Canada and got interested in underground art influenced by his friend who is a graffiti artist. After his return, he is/was a member of StreetArtNewsJapan. In order to promote street art culture, he interviewed various artists such as Stik, AIKO, Dolk, TwoOne, and Roamcouch for the website. More
Paris-based artist Alexandre Monteiro aka Hopare just worked on new murals in Puteaux and Strasbourg, France. Hopare’s creations are all designed out of a perfect geometry, in a graphic style that borders but is not full-on abstraction. Often featuring faces at the core of his works, the artist utilizes variations of straight lines going from parallel to interlaced ones.
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Hopare’s work is a unique universe of modernity, speed, movement and characteristic visuals that immerse the viewer in a contrasting world of colorful walls and gray streets.
“Contemporary Reinterpretation of Tradition” by Hopare
The carpet was a medium of meeting, exchange, and sharing, becoming a border space, and offering a fresh look at ancestral tradition. Through this new wall, I wanted to reconnect with the Berber carpet tradition, where the woman tells part of her story through the carpet she weaves” Hopare said.
His next mural features a version the of the Virgin and Child imagery that was created for the 10th edition of the Street Art festival in Ville de Puteaux. The towering mural is located at the esplanade of the Puteaux town hall. More
Seth Globepainter recently finished his last wall entitled “There Was A Fault” for sixth edition of Wall Street Art Festival of the Grand Paris Sud. The mural is located at the heart of La Grande Borne in Grigny, France. “There Was A Fault” represents a child who seems to push the walls so that nature takes back its rights. A fault is then created, cracking the wall and revealing nature and the blue sky.
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French artist Julien “Seth” Malland, or Seth Globepainter has gained international fame over the years by developing an urban painting linked to childhood based on the imagination, individual or collective.
Seth travels the world, working with local artists to create vibrant and colourful portraits of children. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding he is in, he includes cultural elements into his art and turns the children into spokespeople and messengers of his investigations. He puts into play his image of innocence, and places his character in difficult social, political and geographical contexts.
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Muralist duo from the Netherlands, Telmo Miel just worked on their second mural in Boulogne, France entitled “Gardien de Crécerelle”. It is French for ‘Guardian of the Kestrels’; Kestrels are birds of prey, and in the surrounding area of Boulogne. This species of birds is now considered endangered.
The mural depicts a woman that has four arms, expressing two different mind-sets. She’s standing with her arms folded, standing by, not lending a hand. But she’s also holding a stick of some sort, supporting the fragile Kestrels. This is to communicate the choice humans have in the matter, giving support or just standing by and watching. The city of Boulogne requested the artists to create an artwork translating this issue.
Telmo Miel’s artworks are both surreal and realistically rendered, with a tremendous amount of detail and vibrant color. Able to work fairly seamlessly, their styles have combined to such an extent that they’re able to execute multiple areas in tandem, exchanging places and completing each other’s work.
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Artistic duo Telmo Miel is back with a new mural entitled “Le Pêcheur” in Boulogne, France. ‘Le Pêcheur’ is french for fisherman, the idea behind this piece is being a provider for yourself and others — something we all felt and thought about in the last months. Telmo Miel have been home for a while like everybody else doing studio work or projects close to home. But this time, they are finally able to travel again and do what they love in these crazy times.
Telmo Miel consists of Dutch artists Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzman. Each artist comes from their own respected backgrounds with their own history behind them but the both have come together to combine their spray-painting techniques with realism, abstraction and surrealism. They often execute their pieces on a monumental scale, creating huge architecturally sized spray-paint paintings on building façades.
Check out below to see images of their latest mural and stay tuned for more updates on the street art scene.
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