Check out this selection of street art in Paris by a selection of French and international artists, photographed as part of our ongoing documentary project.
Space Invader (France)
Since 1998 these ceramic mosaics have been appearing all over Paris, France and the world. There are around 1,000 of these artworks in the French capital alone, so far and counting.
Fred le Chevalier (France)
His artworks are influenced by Ernest Pignon-Ernest, punk rock, and the novels of Alexandre Dumas, and can be found regularly pasted up on the walls around the twentieth and third arrondissements, especially.
Ella & Pitr (France)
They met one autumn evening in 2007 in the streets of St Etienne. Ella was pasting up her first drawings and Pitr asked her if she’d like to paste with him. Now they have two children together.
Truck graffiti in Paris is unmatched by any other city in the world. This van is by the infamous New York graffiti artist, Cope2, once described publicly by former New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, as a punk.
More of Paris’ travelling murals!
By Reka from Melbourne.
A colourful logo of a toilet, up high on rooftops, on shop front shutters, and on the sides of trucks and vans. Chiot works in a variety of mediums, always creating the same toilet logo.
Zoo Project (France)
This Franco-Algerian artist creates large-scale black and white murals similar in style to the artwork of Italian artist, Blu. Zoo Project visited Tunisia and the Choucha camp at the Tunisian-Libyan border after the Arab Spring to create life size portraits of everyday Tunisians in the streets and around the camp. Zoo Project remains anonymous, even to many in the Paris street art community.
Yseult Digan aka YZ (France)
Her wheatpaste-based artworks place emphasis on the human figure, and attempt to interpret our place as human beings in society, with the intention of forging an intimate relationship with the observer. YZ (“eyes”) often paints, glues and sprays historical female figures that make sense of the fight against slavery and champion civil rights.
Connecting the world of plants and animals with our technological universe and “quest for modernism”, Ludo, also likes to hijack advertising space. The latter work, below, also serves to commemorate the death of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.
Ox (left) and Ludo (right)
Also referred to as the Banksy of Belgium, Bonom uses fire-safety ladders to create elongated animals and masturbating female nudes on the sides of buildings and billboards.
Roti’s ambition in life is to discover beauty everywhere and build a beautiful city, physically and internally, and he uses his murals to publicise this idea.
Jef Aerosol (France)
The northern French ‘first generation’ street artist’s signature red arrow seen below is a feature in all of his pieces.
Jana und JS (France & Austria)
Dima, Seth, Dem 189 (France)
Sten + Lex (Italy)
Ema aka Florence Blanchard (France)
Florence Blanchard started painting graffiti in the early 90′s on buildings and trains, and today explores themes of symbolism, genealogy, and science fiction.
M.Chat aka Monsieur Chat (France)
Nick Walker (UK)
Le Module de Zeer (France)
Jimmy C aka James Cochran (Australia)
David Walker (UK)
Artist painting at a permission wall in north-east Paris
Native, Marko, Da Cruz (USA, France)
Never 2501 (Italy)
Da Cruz (France)
Mister Foetus (France)
Konny Steding (Germany)
Philippe Herard (France)
Obey aka Shepard Fairey (USA)
Paris Stencil Graffiti
Les Fres Ripoulin (France)
This artwork on the side of a 430,000 square foot abandoned supermarket in the north of Paris is part of a wider scheme, the Mausolée project: 40 graffiti artists who have painted the abandoned space inside and out, documenting the process in stop frame video, and releasing the documentary as a film and book.
Claudio Ethos (Brazil)
Némo (top) & Jérôme Mesnager (France)
Miss Tic (France)