Many artists express themselves on the walls of Paris. Some remain anonymous by signing under a pseudonym or by making public performances hidden, while others are well known by their real name and real face. But all invest and own the street, a space where everything deteriorates hence the need to always renew and create. To be seen, they have to repeat and multiplicate their works to attract the attention of the passer and get to exist in an area overload with advertisements, information of all types and images.
These artists analyse the urban space and urban life. They teach us at the same time how to look at this space in which we live in and to analyse our social behavior. They fill voids spaces, abandoned or destroyed places in order to upgrade them and transform them in places of expression and attention. They target crossing points and strategic views to get messages and be seen. Messages in the streets are often very brief but very telling. As they say, a picture or a sentence is worth a thousand words !
By Paris dans mon œil, May 2011.
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