THE KISS // LE BAISER – M.U.R MARSEILLE

THE KISS // LE BAISER – M.U.R MARSEILLE

I spent the weekend in Marseille (South of France) to paint this 5m large mural on one of the ‘M.U.R’ (public space that are being painted every month by an artist, there are 7 in total in the whole country). The piece celebrates love and depicts a couple kissing.

The space is managed by the Association Juxtapoz who previously invited French artists Ella&Pitr and Jeff Aérosol to perform on the wall. It is located at the angle of the Cours Julien and the Rue Crudère in the city centre, in a district where street art and graffiti rule. A festival was organised during the whole weekend in the area, featuring performances by Acet, Julien Raynaud, MartaKa and many more.

Press: Marseille, un premier festival de street art et une galerie à ciel ouvert, La Provence, 13/07/14

The Kiss by Zabou

The Kiss by Zabou

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Title: ‘The Kiss’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Cours Julien, Marseille – 2014

PAINT WAR

PAINT WAR

New piece featuring 3 kids dressed up as native americans and playing with paint. New technique mixing free-hand and stencil.

It’s on kids! Get ready!

Paint War by Zabou

Paint War by Zabou

Paint War by Zabou

Paint War by Zabou

Paint War by Zabou

Title: ‘Paint War’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // East London – 2014

Thanks to Urban Art International

BRANDALISM: TAKING OVER THE ADS

BRANDALISM: TAKING OVER THE ADS

A few weeks ago I got involved, among 40 other artists, in the largest advertising takeover in history: the Brandalism Project. Over 2 days teams of guerilla artists took over 365 corporate advertising spaces across the UK. Artists were asked to design critical and striking artworks on subject such as capitalism, consumerism, well-being or human rights. My ‘Privacy: The Game’ piece was featured as a black and white illustration.

'Privacy'
By night

Watch the video:
Photo credits: Brandalism, Zabou

WELCOME TO THE DINER. COLLABORATION WITH SAKI

WELCOME TO THE DINER. COLLABORATION WITH SAKI

I met Saki And Bitches a few month ago at the Femme Fierce event in Leake Street. Saki has a very distinctive free-hand style, but mostly it’s her sensual ‘bitches’ and their giant breast that caught the eye.

We’ve collaborated on this piece today featuring her two girls serving dinner to my tiger-head man. The piece is located on a door in a back alley in East London. Welcome to Saki & Zabou’s diner!

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Title: ‘Welcome to the Diner’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // East London – 2014

ALLELUIA! 2

ALLELUIA! 2

The Turnpike Art Group invited me to Turnpike Lane in North London to paint over a gate. The area already features works by Obey, Stewy, Art is tra$h, Christaan Nagel, Donk and more.

I’ve done a second version of ‘Alleluia!’, still featuring a street art version of Mary with some colourful rays. It turned out a church is actually located next to the piece!

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Title: ‘Alleluia! 2’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Langham Road, Turnpike Lane, London – 2014

Photo credits: Zabou, Turnpike Art Group.

RIOT – COLLABORATION WITH BLOUH

RIOT – COLLABORATION WITH BLOUH

In Belgium I met with French stencil artist Blouh to realise our first collaboration. Blouh took me painting in an abandoned factory which is has been his playground for a few months. The building is huge and has so much potential ; we chose to paint on a spot that was lighten up by natural ‘spotlight’.

The theme of our artwork is ‘Riot’ and it depicts a giant young man wearing hoodie and bandana, spraying a policeman reduced to the size of an insect and trying to protect himself with his shield. We moved objects such as petrol cans and extinguishers in front of the piece to create an installation. The final step was to set them on fire to create the ultimate riot atmosphere.

Riot by Blouh and Zabou

Riot by Blouh and Zabou

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Title: ‘Riot’ – Collaboration with Blouh // Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Secret location, Belgium – 2014

Photo credits: Zabou, n°6 by Thomas Ferro

OH OUI PARIS

OH OUI PARIS

I made the most of a week off to France and Belgium to paint and meet with other artists. For the occasion, I created this ‘Oh oui Paris’ piece which gather together some of the French clichés. Painting in the capital had to be done fast as there is only a few areas in the city centre that slightly tolerate street art.

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Title: ‘Oh oui Paris’ // Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Rue Lésage, Belleville, Paris, France – 2014

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Paris

Title: ‘Nun’ // Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Belleville, Paris, France – 2014

GIRLS… RELOAD! – FEMME FIERCE 2014

GIRLS… RELOAD! – FEMME FIERCE 2014

To celebrate Women’s Day and raise money for Breast Cancer research, 100 female street artists gathered in London this Saturday to paint a large mural at Leake Street, also know as ‘Banksy’s tunnel’. The first edition of ‘Femme Fierce’ was a great success and I had an amazing day with some very talented painters (Saki & Bitches, Hannah Chloe, Thieu, Zina… to only mention a few).

I designed this funny piece which features three nuns: the Mother Superior saying ‘Girls… Reload!’ while two younger nuns in the background are ready to spray. I wanted the artwork to echo with the whole event and cheer up the participants… Go girls!

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Title: ‘Girls… Reload!’ // Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Leake Street, London, 2014

Photo credit: Artonanisland, Georgie, C.E. Narang-Diamond, Zabou.

‘TAKE MY HAND’ – COLLABORATION WITH HANNAH CHLOE

‘TAKE MY HAND’ – COLLABORATION WITH HANNAH CHLOE

It was great painting with British painter Hannah Chloe this week end this soft piece featuring a fox and one of Hannah’s native american ladies holding hands. Her amazing technique mixes stencil, free-hand spraying and painting with brush and acrylic paint.

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

Title: ‘Take My Hand’ // Made with: Stencil, Spray paint, Acrylic, Charcoal Pencils // Dalston, London, 2014

Photo credit: Inspiring City, Zabou.

PRIVACY

PRIVACY

Despite the terrible British weather on Saturday, I went to paint this piece in East London.

My ‘CCTV agents’ are now back in town! Hunting. Your privacy.

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Title: ‘Privacy’ //  Made with: Stencil, Spray paint  //  Chance Street, London, 2014

Photo credits: Zabou – Marta Luque - 2014

FUCK THE SYSTEM / ÚS BARCELONA FESTIVAL

FUCK THE SYSTEM / ÚS BARCELONA FESTIVAL

This week end I travelled to Barcelona to take part in the art festival ‘Ús’. Its goal is to dynamise and give a new life to abandoned public spaces by bringing art. The festival featured a great line up of street artists, as well as installations, workshops and concerts.

I painted a big brick wall (6m x 4m) with a revised edition of my ‘Fuck The System’ piece. The artwork shows a happy family from the 50′s holding spray cans and a paint bucket, while standing next to the words ‘Fuck The System with Street Art! Fun for the whole family!’.

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Title: ‘Fuck The System – Family Edition’ //  Made with: Stencil, Paint, Spray paint  //  Encants Vells, Barcelona, Spain, 2014

Photo credits: Zabou - Jordi Vall Mainou – 2014