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  • Le Bateleur - the Soul of Parisian Street Art

    See artworks An elusive figure, both believer and anarchist, rebellious and uncompromising, refusing work but able to spend tens of hours creating a stencil, Le Bateleur created his myth in the Street Art movement. He takes his pseudonym from the character of Le Bateleur (The Magician) in the Divinatory Tarot: street man, artist and illusionist. A rebel is born Rêve, Révolu, Révolution (Dream, Lost, Revolution) Born in the Belleville-Ménilmontant district in 1961, Le Bateleur, whose real name is Pascal Vaillier, is a child of the street that he will never leave. From a family of 4 children, deprived of his mother at the age of 3, his education takes place in the street before being picked up by the social services around the age of 10, institutions in which he never finds his balance and which feed his rebellion. He gets his revenge in the art and the expression of his ideas, his revolts and his hatred of the political system in place. Street Art in Paris Street Art is a movement and an artistic expression that emerged in the 1960s in the United States. It is born from the conjunction of aesthetic movements and social contexts. In Street Art, different tools or techniques are used and that of Le Bateleur will be the stencil. He started by covering the walls, anxious above all to convey messages and then stick his stencils all over the street at the end of the 80s. As he does not know how to draw very well, he almost always works from a photo and features of the photocopiers of the time like a friend of his, Yarps, a stencil maker. With Yarps and other artists including Davis-Dutreix, he shares his commitments and his lifestyle within the collective La Zen Copyright. The collective brings together street painters without a fixed workshop, who work in several studio-galleries by illegally investing abandoned buildings, again and again, always the target of eviction orders. The Artist Le Bateleur is a street artist whose pictorial and political commitment are inseparable. He perfectly embodies the spirit of the 90s, which saw the emergence of squats. He is one of the purist artists who refuse to be taken over by galleries or publicists. A voice for the underdogs Le Bateleur has a collection of nearly 80 stencil models featuring characters as different as Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Zapata, the Buddha, a little girl, an African dancer ... All carry a poetic message that translates well the ideas of the artist and his desire to raise the voice of those excluded from society. He died of AIDS in January 1996. Source: 'Paris pochoirs' de Samantha Longhi et Benoit Maître / Street Art Magazine #4: ‘Le Bateleur, fragments d’une légende’.

  • Anjel - Visual Artist of the Black Beauty

    See artworks A Recognised talent Anjel (Boris Anje) had the good fortune of being a 2016 artist-in-residence at the prestigious 'Les Ateliers Sahm' Brazzaville, Congo, where he was so fascinated by the city's celebrated dandies - also known throughout Africa as 'Sapeurs' - that he began making these colourful characters the primary subjects of his vibrant paintings. I draw my inspiration from my immediate environment Art it is! Having always been interested in figurative art - he started drawing characters from comic books when he was just nine years old and was the president of his secondary school's art club when he was sixteen - Anjel became deeply interested in the history of art while at the university, where he had a teacher who taught him the importance of perseverance in his practice and consistency in his work - two invaluable lessons that he has out to great use. I find a lot of refuge in my artistic practice, in my studio. I put my subjects in the position of power...portraying with sincerity. Creating a visual contrast between realistically rendered black bodies (both friends and figures found on social media sites and¡d through internet searches) and abstract logo-loaded, coloured grounds, Anjel makes Neo-pop Art paintings that provide spirited insights into his stylish models, while simultaneously painting out the persuasive influence of consumer culture. each canvas has a different aura… each piece carries a form of energy, a form of emotion, a state of mind… having a particular message, a particular focus point. Afro Seduction Exhibition Celebrated for his lively Neo-Pop Art paintings of contemporary African dandies, the Cameroon artist Anjel, who was born Boris Anje in 1993, continues his colourful exploration of fashionable black scenesters in the exhibition 'Afro Seduction', his second solo show with OOA Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. See artworks Post realised with the collaboration of Sorella Acosta - Text by Paul Lauster #anjel #africanart

  • Salvador Dali, Master of Surrealism

    An unusual artist, painter, sculptor, photographer, lithographer... Born in Figueras in 1904 and deceased in the same town on January 23rd 1989. Between these two dates, the genius of port Lligat, atypical artist and typically Catalan, influenced the 20th century and leaves an indelible trace in the history of art and the heritage of humanity. Mainly known as a painter, although painting represents only 15% of his work, Dali is, most of all, a productive artist in constant creative effervescence and gives a soul to whatever passes in his hands or in his brain, such as the famous happening events for ever engraved in the collective memory. He nourishes all the courants, as well as the ones of fashion, advertisement and design. He is also writer, scenographer, film director, and the most expensive actor in the history of cinema. Dali and Photography One of his less known talents is photography. Dali realised before everybody else the timeless importance of the photographic art and its impact on future generations. From the 20's, he elaborates some postures in front of the camera of his contemporaries such as Man Ray & Halsmann… As time goes by, and with an auto-marketing strategy, he creates a character that sparks curiosity and, most of all, a keen interest of international journalists that immortalise the Pope of Surrealism in all his splendor. Salvador Dali is certainly the most photographed artist in the world. He is the most surrealist creation of his own production. His image on a picture is an artwork. In 1975, in Paris, Dali with the sponsoring of Nikon organises his first photo exhibition, with the famous photographer Robert Descharnes and Marc Lacroix, but back then, only the engravings and lithographs are noticed by the public. It is only in 2004, date of his 100th birthday, that the world of Art discovers « Dali Photographer » and his precious testimony through the decades of the last century, especially with the immortalised 'Fabulous adventure of Don Quichote' by Joseph Foret and the ’Apocalypse of Saint-Jean', which is still an important theme in present time. The Power of his compositions realised at Draeger in 1968, is also the only 'Sure & Realist' major creation, that illuminates and shines on the contemporary photography activity. Dali is an universal creator and we can never stop discovering his artistic interdisciplinarity. Discover also his Prints Text realised with the collaboration of Jordi Casals. #salvadordali #surrealism

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