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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France and Their Largest Monkey/Bird Stencil

Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France and Their Largest Monkey/Bird Stencil

The Bordeaux-based Street Art duo Monkey Bird Crew were in the northern French capital Lille in November to create their largest mural ever and today we have some exclusive shots of the enormous piece from the natural stencilists as they scaled the bricked wall and sprayed the new work.

 

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

Phototographer Aline Mairet tells us “This collaborative work was realized as part of the major cultural event called “Renaissance” (by Lille3000) and was built with the contribution and participation of the neighborhoods residents.”

It’s standard practice for Edouard and David to portray their chosen avatars of monkey and a bird – of many varieties – in a composition that shows their reliance on one another. Aline says that she sees the their inspiration as being derived “principally from sacred or lyrical works such as illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and architectural ornamentation – as well as Japanese prints and fantastic illustrations from the ‘Arts and Crafts’ period.”

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

 

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Athens Street Art Reflects Stress of Debt and Suffering of Poor

Athens Street Art Reflects Stress of Debt and Suffering of Poor

As bankers put the final screws to the people of Greece with crushing unsustainable debt and Greece itself struggles with a flood of Syrians fleeing that war-torn country, art on the street is expressing some of the virulent discontent of the everyday people who are watching the economic ground slip out from beneath.

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WD. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

“Rage is all over, you can feel it just by looking all around you,” says photographer and BSA contributor Aline Mairet who shares new images from Athens today with you. The city itself is covered with graffiti tags and political sentiments but the police take almost no interest in the expression of speech that manifests in this way. Curiously, commercial interests do.

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WD. Detail of piece entitled “No Land for the Poor”. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

“I saw a street artist, Nikos Tsounakas, working illegally on his piece,” Aline says as she describes shooting him while he worked. “He explained to me that the only problems he encountered are with the advertisers and their displays, but really not with the police!”

The large mural that has most people engaged and talking with one another is the sleeping figure by Street Artist WD.  Entitled “No Land for the Poor,” it lays out the impact of and ultimate economic violence that is happening to people who are dispossessed of home and country.

Another less elaborate but poignant shot is the black text that reads ‘λάθος‘, translated as ‘mistake’.

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A “magnet wall” in Athens, Greece.  with Laus, 1Up and onter artists. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Wake Up people! Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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The tag in Greek reads “Mistake”. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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T14. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Nikos Tsounakas. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Nikos Tsounakas. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.12.15

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.12.15

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Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring ASVP, Dain, D. Hollier, Dee Dee, Free Humanity, Homo Riot, Hunt, Jorit Agoch, Myth, Old Broads, Philippe Herard, Solus, The Electric Tattoo, Oji and Wing.

Top image above >>> Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain with a later addition of KORN 40. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Wing (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Philippe Herard in Paris, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Philippe Herard in Paris, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Philippe Herard in Paris, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Homo Riot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hunt. And who’s watching the watchers as they watch? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The Electric Tattoo and Oji for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The Electric Tattoo and Oji for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Old Broads (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Solus for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Solus for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Free Humanity and Pooh comment on the connection many continue to make between the chemical industry and the collapse of 40% of bee colonies. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jorit Agoch over this barely 2 month old Cyrcle piece (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jorit Agoch (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Positions are being taken on the street politically in the upcoming presidential election. Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D. Hollier and a new portrait of Nelson Mandela, whose birthday is coming up this week. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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ASVP knocks out a new one for Sugarlift. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Brooklyn, NYC. July 2015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Lille Biennale: Update with Jana & JS, Psykoze, Nuria Mora, Baba Jung

Lille Biennale: Update with Jana & JS, Psykoze, Nuria Mora, Baba Jung

The Biennale of Urban Art in Lille, in the north of France continues at a relaxed pace with new pieces including a new window pane reflective moment by the French-Austrian stencil couplt Jana & JS. Also included are new walls by Baba Jung, Nuria Mora, and Psykoze were completed these last two weeks. Here we have new shots for BSA readers courtesy Aline Mairet.

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Jana & JS (photo Aline Mairet)

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Jana & JS (photo Aline Mairet)

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Jana & JS (photo Aline Mairet)

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Psykoze (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Nuria Mora (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Nuria Mora. Detail. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Baba Jung (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Baba Jung (photo © Aline Mairet)

Hell’o Monster and M-City at the Urban Art Biennale in Lille, France

 

 

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Hell’o Monster and M-City at the Urban Art Biennale in Lille, France

Hell’o Monster and M-City at the Urban Art Biennale in Lille, France

The Biennale Internationale d’Art Mural de Lille from the Collectif Renart is underway in this northern French city of Lille. The international mural festival held every two years boasts artists primarily from the city and region with a handful of artists from other countries.

This years installations continue from May through September, giving a generous leisurely pace without pretense to this program that features myriad styles influenced by graffiti, modern bohemian, D.I.Y., and a variety of fine art practices currently flowing in the larger street art scene.

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M-City (photo © Aline Mairet)

“The guys who organized this Biennale are really working hard with a sense of generosity,” says photographer and occasional street art writer Aline Mairet of the mood in Lille. She also shares with BSA readers today her photographs of two recent walls from Poland’s M-City and the Brussels collective of Hell’O Monsters.

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M-City (photo © Aline Mairet)

As it turns out, it appears that both have mined the imaginary monsters that frequent the modern mind, here at large in wooded areas. The invincible M-City is diverging from the industrial-mechanical themes that typically distinguish his massive stencil murals, here going figurative with a light beaming boulder throwing woodland dweller.

The Hell’O Monsters collective of Jérôme Meynen, Antoine Detaille, and François Dieltiens create a scene of two, dipping into mystic-folk-cartoon practices of artful representation on the Hellemme métro station. In other words, we don’t know what is going on here but it is attractive, and possibly frightful.

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Hell’o Monster (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Hell’o Monster (photo © Aline Mairet)

 

Learn more about the festival HERE.

 

 

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