All posts tagged: Art Azoï

Djalouz “Peace in the World” in Paris

Djalouz “Peace in the World” in Paris

Graffiti artist Djalouz’s wildstyle 3-D shards look like multi-tentacled sea monsters climbing up walls, wrapping around telephone booths, creeping down stairwells and spreading across floors. By themselves, these interlocking forms can be biomorphic and menacing. Coupled with expressive paint-splattered hands releasing a Dove of Peace the effect is quite something else entirely.

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz_KSW-art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-1

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

For his new wall with public art programmers Art Azoï the Parisian delves into his aspirations for peace, perhaps in reaction to the terrorism horrors that have occurred in parts of Europe over the last year. He may also have been inspired by the location here on the terrace of the Ken Saro Wiwa Center, so named for the Nigerian writer, television producer and environmental activist whom Shell Oil was found complicit in the murder of.

Curator Alex Parrish tells us that the messages of peace here are a bit buried beneath the very obvious symbolism. “Beneath the layers of paint on the hand and the dove are clever phrases (more so a play on words) that relate to its title, such as ‘j’aime pas les confli’ (I don’t like conflict) and ‘amis pas haine me’ (friends not hate),” she tells us.

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz-ksw-art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-5

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz_KSW-art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-2

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz-ksw-art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-6

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz_ksw-art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-3

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz-ksw-art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-8

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz_art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-9

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz-ksw-art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-9

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

brooklyn-street-art-Jeanne-Marie-LAURENT-Djalouz-ksw-art-azoi-paris-04-16-web-10

Djalouz for Art Azoï. Center Ken Saro Wiwa. Paris. April 2016. (photo © Jeanne-Marie Laurent)

 

Alex Parrish is part of the ArtAzoï team and a frequent BSA Contributor.

Click HERE to learn more about ArtAzoï.

Please visit Jeanne-Marie Laurent of Petites Chroniques Urbaines to learn more about her work. http://petiteschroniquesurbaines.com/

 

Please follow and like us:
Read more
New Kashink, Swiz, and Stesi in Paris for “Art Azoï”

New Kashink, Swiz, and Stesi in Paris for “Art Azoï”

The Paris based cultural project named Art Azoï brings emerging and established Street Artists and contemporary artists to develop mural ideas on public walls – and has been doing it for about five years. They have a few programs of permanent and rotating murals and endeavor to initiate exhibitions and workshops for the artists to more closely interact with the community in the area of Paris that they operate in.

brooklyn-street-art-CENTRE-KEN-SARO-WIWA-KASHINK-Michel-Jean-Theodore-paris-01-16-web-1

Kashink at Centre d’animation Ken Saro Wiwa in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Michel Jean-Théodore)

Today we have a look at three new artist installations that are facilitated by Art Azoï. Our special thanks to photographer Alex Parrish for sharing images from this project with BSA readers

First we see that Kashink was on the terrace of the “centre d’animation Ken Saro Wiwa” with one of her signature poppy four-eyed monsters with a feminine prowess. Yo, “protect ya neck!”

brooklyn-street-art-CENTRE-KEN-SARO-WIWA-KASHINK-alex-parrish-paris-01-16-web-3

Kashink at Centre d’animation Ken Saro Wiwa in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Alex Parrish)

brooklyn-street-art-CENTRE-KEN-SARO-WIWA-KASHINK-alex-parrish-paris-01-16-web-1

Kashink at Centre d’animation Ken Saro Wiwa in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Alex Parrish)

brooklyn-street-art-CENTRE-KEN-SARO-WIWA-KASHINK-alex-parrish-paris-01-16-web-2

Kashink at Centre d’animation Ken Saro Wiwa in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Alex Parrish)

Swiz brought his geometry to this long wall located on the busy rue de Ménilmontant, a wall that has been previously hit by Sunset, RERO, Ella&Pitr and Augustine Kofie.

brooklyn-street-art-PAVILLON-CARRE-BAUDOUIN-SWIZ-Michel-Jean-Theodore-paris-01-16-web-1

Swiz at Pavillon Carré de Baudouin  in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Michel Jean-Théodore)

brooklyn-street-art-PAVILLON-CARRE-BAUDOUIN-SWIZ-Michel-Jean-Theodore-paris-01-16-web-2

Swiz at Pavillon Carré de Baudouin  in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Michel Jean-Théodore)

brooklyn-street-art-PAVILLON-CARRE-BAUDOUIN-SWIZ-alex-parrish-paris-01-16-web-1

Swiz at Pavillon Carré de Baudouin  in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Alex Parrish)

brooklyn-street-art-PAVILLON-CARRE-BAUDOUIN-SWIZ-alex-parrish-paris-01-16-web-2

Swiz at Pavillon Carré de Baudouin  in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Alex Parrish)

Stesi was invited to begin the 2016 program in January with his piece on the 40 meter long surface along Rue des Pyrénées, located in the 20th arrondisement. He uses his signature abstract style and stippling spray technique that recalls some graffiti letter forms as well as more organic ones.

brooklyn-street-art-KARCHER-STESI-Michel-Jean-Théodore-paris-01-16-web-1

Stesi at Square Henri-Karcher in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Michel Jean-Théodore)

brooklyn-street-art-KARCHER-STESI-Michel-Jean-Theodore-paris-01-16-web-2

Stesi at Square Henri-Karcher in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Michel Jean-Théodore)

brooklyn-street-art-KARCHER-STESI-Michel-Jean-Theodore-paris-01-16-web-4

Stesi at Square Henri-Karcher in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Michel Jean-Théodore)

brooklyn-street-art-KARCHER-STESI-Michel-Jean-Theodore-paris-01-16-web-3

Stesi at Square Henri-Karcher in Paris for Art Azoï. January 2016. (photo © Michel Jean-Théodore)

 

Please follow and like us:
Read more