August 2016 2
The ‘MUR‘ is a space located in Oberkampf district (Paris XI) which was created ten years ago. Every two weeks, a local or international artist is invited to paint it. It allows artists to showcase their work in a prime location as well as the Parisian audience to discover new names and works from the worldwide urban art scene.
I was the 216th artist to perform on the space. The mural took 3 days to paint, right when the heatwave struck!
My design features three characters: an elderly man surrounded by a middle-aged man and woman, all of them looking down at the smartphone they’re holding. It raises the social issue surrounding smartphones and other devices, which have completely taken over our lives for the last few years. We interact less with each other in person while isolating ourselves in the digital world.
“All Addicted” – Zabou – 9x4m – Paris, France – 2016
Credit photos (above): Zabou
Credit photos (above): Christophe Legros
I’ve just completed a large mural at the London Fields Brewery in East London. It features the famous star-crossed lovers: Romeo and Juliet. Set on two large arches, Romeo (on the left) is seen blowing a kiss to Juliet (on the right). The image is inspired by a photo by David Ryle.
Title: “Romeo & Juliet” – Zabou – 12x4m – London, UK – 2016