Interview with Jana & JS

After a chance meeting in Madrid in 2004, the couple began to make and share their stencil art with the public. In Paris they met French stencil art pioneer, Artiste Ouvrier, who guided them in the medium, and eventually joined with them to form the WCA collective.

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Street art at Rue Dénoyez in Belleville

The Belleville neighbourhood is our favourite street art and graffiti destination in Paris, and Rue Denoyez is the main attraction! Since the 1980s musicians and artists have cohabited with the indigenous working class and Chinese communities, and utterly coated the walls with art, some great, some not so great. Here's a raw sampling of the neighbourhood.

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Interview with graffiti collective OnOff

OnOff is a French graffiti art collective which has sprouted from different creative fields: design, architecture, graphic design, photography, drawing. With all members having been formally trained, some are also familiar with the São Paulo graffiti scene - a reference point for the global graffiti-street art culture. Here we find out how the collective combines its production, and on its recent show at the project space, La Friche.

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Interview with Ella et Pitr

This couple met in the streets of Saint-Étienne one autumn evening in 2007, while pasting up their art. Ella, who comes from the south of France, was pasting up her first drawings, and Pitr asked her what she was doing and if she’d like to paste work with him. She said yes – and now they have two children.

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Interview with C215 aka Christian Guemy

The international street artist, C215 (Christian Guémy) has achieved near rock star success by painting artwork in the streets all over the world and promoting it using social media, especially, as well as by more conventional channels. His home town, the Paris suburb, Vitry-sur-Seine, is a veritable museum to street art, mainly due to the efforts of Guémy and his network.

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Interview with Nick Walker

Walker made his way in graffiti art in the early eighties, after becoming transfixed by music videos such as Blondie’s Rapture and Malcolm Mclarens’ Buffalo Gals with artwork by New York subway graffiti pionneer, Dondi White. Part of the Bristol movement alongside Banksy, Walker has trodden a similarly successful path, spending much of his time in New York. The interview is illustrated with a series of new street works in Paris' made under freezing conditions.

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