French-Canadian Lisa Marie, or ‘Dudy’, moved to Paris several years ago, and while scarred from failed childhood ambitions to become a Disney cartoonist, was overjoyed at the discovery of Paris’ flagrant street art culture.
Working by day for a large multi-national organisation, by night Dudy continues to draw, as well as document the street art she finds. Her journey to work, however, is barren of street artworks, she says: “street art in the 16th arrondissement is just a myth”.
To compensate, Dudy lives in the bohemian 18th arrondissement, where street art and graffiti is very much more alive, including many works by Monsieur Chat aka M. Chat, the subject of a documentary film by late French filmmaker, Chris Marker.
Lisa Marie is a Contributor at Alternative Paris and continues to blog at onewalltoanother.com.
Top 3 street artists with work in Paris:
- Invader - http://www.space-invaders.com/
- TocToc - http://toctoc-art.tumblr.com/
- Combo - http://combo-streetart.com/