There’s something for everyone here (except for anyone who prefers plain walls). Bold spray art and delicate stencils, political paste-ups and elegant calligraphy. There’s humour, imagination, whimsy, edginess and even a bit of poetry.
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A meeting of styles
Some well known names from the Paris street art scene, including Jerome Mesnager and Artist Ouvrier
A sad-eyed child by Lolie Darko reflects on the global warming impasse…
A low concrete wall offers a flat top…
and two vertical faces
A dingy stairwell is a multi-layered gallery
Tiny paste-ups and stencils fill gaps between larger pieces.
Mechanical/animal hybrids by Ardif, fish and pine marten by Nice Art and a touch of menace from S7th Vixi
Maria Callas stencil by the Nice Art collective and a masked woman by Bolivian artist Knorke Leaf
Here’s why this corner is a street art magnet – Le Lavo//Matik, urban art gallery
It took me a while to work out who is behind the signature that looks like AFU. It’s actually the mark of the Nice-Art collective, a veteran group of artists from Nice who started out spraying stencils on derelict buildings in the Marais in the 1980s. You’ll find more about Ardif here, Knorke Leaf here and Lolie Darko here.