Published: Jan.-Feb. 2020
Language: French, English
INTI / RAY CAESAR / STEPHEN POWERS / WASTED RITA / SUPAKITCH / GREMS
Connecting with our Street Art Roots
Rebuilding bridges between the roots of street art and the reality of today’s urban contemporary art is a necessity for us. So, we have included new columns in which you will learn about the main destinations and spots of the international street art scene. Our first stop was Israel, where creativity is as burning as the topics artists tackle. In the same spirit, we have followed Jace on his expedition to confront his Gouzou with the ghosts of Chernobyl. An impossible dialogue? Maybe not.
Street Art under influence
From public space hijackings to studio creations, references and detournements of antique and classical works abound. What if urban art could reconcile the Ancients and the Moderns? To touch on this complex matter, we have talked to the main players in this game.
Richness and diversity
Creative wealth draws on diverse inspirations. INTI’s solar universe takes root in a cultural melting pot filled with mythological references and grounded in profound optimism. Ray Caesar has surrounded himself with imaginary friends born out of his childhood traumas. Stephen Powers and Wasted Rita find their creative material more readily: in the flaws of our consumer society for the first one, and in wild feminism for the second. Yet both share a mastery of words and a taste for calligraphic play. As for the plastic artists Supakitch and Grems, they put aesthetics at the centre of their new visual expressions.