The Paris suburb of Saint Ouen is best known for its vast complex of brocante and antique markets, the Marché aux Puces de Saint Ouen. The markets offer hours of happy browsing but there’s plenty to catch the eye in the street art too.
Just outside the city limits of Paris, some of the St Ouen markets have a small town atmosphere
Street art, both commissioned and unofficial, brightens old warehouses and market buildings
There’s a crocodile keeping watch over Marché Dauphine
An underground landscape by Seyb combined with a portrait by Alex – just across the road from Marché Paul Bert
Alex generally works in collaboration with other artists who provide the background to his portraits.
This mural and the previous one are parts of a 2014 collaboration with Brok and Hopare
The strip of former wasteland land alongside Marché Jules Valée is now an imaginative public garden with a surface of crushed bricks.
New murals introduce different colours and styles
Much of the art around this garden is clearly by invitation …
but there’s still room for spontaneity too
Click on any image to view the gallery.