Street artist Jace has been given reign over Le M.U.R., the project which revolves around an eight metre by three metre billboard, set aside by the city council for promoting street artists.
The artist who has been doing graffiti since 1989, is famous for his Gouzou, a special character that can be found all around the tropical island and French protectorate, Reunion Island. Jace put up his design yesterday afternoon at the wall on the corner of rue Oberkampf and rue Saint-Maur in the 11th Arrondissement.
Jace’s gouzou are often placed in absurd, funny situations, and are found all over the world including in Madagascar, Mauritius, and Bali, and now on Le Mur. Recently, the character was ripped off by a large Chinese brand to promote their products, but luckily the Chinese authorities gave control of the Gouzou back to Jace, and it has become a jurisprudence case for author’s rights in China.
Jace and his Gouzou can be seen around the streets of Paris if you look carefully, but if you are unable to trawl around searching for them – or visit Réunion – you could always just visit the exhibition, which is opening on Saturday.
Jace, 20 Piges – Galerie Mathgoth
Opening in the presence of the artist on Saturday, June 9th at 6pm.
The show will be open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, 2 – 7pm, until June 21st.
103, rue Saint-Maur – 75011 Paris