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La Rochelle: Graff on Tour(s) with Lek & Sowat

The Towers of La Rochelle, managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN), are currently presenting Graff on Tour(s) until 25 June 2018 with a focus on historical graffiti as well as artistic interventions by contemporary artists ( see our … Continue reading

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Paris: BLO – ‘Anywhere, Out of this mind’

Berlin based artist BLO, from the Da Mental Vaporz crew, is currently showing a new exhibition entitled Anywhere, Out Of This Mind at Galerie 42b in Paris. The new body of work features a series of oniric painted assemblages with … Continue reading

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Release: Underground Does not Exist Anymore

Fresh from their return from their one year artistic residency at Villa Medici, Lek & Sowat present their latest book  ‘Underground Does not Exist Anymore‘ together with curator Hugo Vitrani. The book retraces the events between December 2012 and June 2014, … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Mister Freeze Festival

Following the recent Rose Beton Festival back in June ( see our full coverage here), the French pink city is currently hosting Mister Freeze ( a nod to the infamous art fair in London). Thirty international graffiti and street artists … Continue reading

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Paris: Brusk – ‘Ad Vitam Eternam’

Member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew , multidisciplinary artist Brusk is one of the leading figures of Street Art in France, with mastering techniques in graffiti , but also lightgraff, sculpture, installation and 3D animation. For his first Parisian … Continue reading

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Also new this year for the FIAC / (OFF)ICIELLE  Art Fair is a Street Art programme, curated by Nicolas Laugero Lasserre. French and international artists have been invited to paint the walls on the wharf of the Cité de la Mode … Continue reading

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Streets: BLO

While in Brest, French artist BLO let loose with some free hand painting adding a touch of Art Nouveau lettering and his melancholic figures to a vacant building             View more pics here

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Streets: Gris1

While in Brest, super prolific artist Gris1 has been colouring walls and shutters accross town with his bubbly characters.

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Berlin: Blo – La petite Mort

OpenWalls Gallery in Berlin just opened the solo show of French graffiti artist Blo (see our recent studio visit here) called  La petite Mort. Set in Stadtbad, former public baths reconverted into creative spaces, the first room presents one-off black … Continue reading

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London: Da Mental Vaporz Crew

While in London French artists Bom.K, Blo, Brusk, Gris1, Jaw and Kan from the DMV crew have been busy painting some shutters with their colourful style in East London for the Walls Project .             

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London: Brusk

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Video: Brusk mural in Strasbourg (FR)

French graffiti artist Brusk recently completed a massive mural in Meinau, Strasbourg. Composite: adjective, made up of disparate or separate parts or elements. Beyond the concept comes a 120 feet high wall to illustrate Brusk multiple techniques. Pics by Antoine … Continue reading

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Marseille: Gris1 solo show at Backside gallery

Gris1  from the  Da Mental Vaporz crew is having a solo show at Backside Gallery in Marseille, France, running until 8 November. Showcasing paintings and installations, Gris1 treats us with a reconstitution of his studio space, where post-it notes and smiley … Continue reading

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Video: DMV workshop session

Earlier this year I visited the studio of the  Da Mental Vaporz crew as they prepared for their australian show.  Here is a great film by Fabien Didelot featuring the entire crew at work with Blo, Bom.k, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, Iso, Jaw, Kan and … Continue reading

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Paris Opening: Mausolee with Lek x Sowat

On August 12, 2010,  French graffiti artists Lek and Sowat found an abandoned supermarket of 430,000sq. ft  in the north of Paris. For a year, in the greatest of secrets they invited forty French graffiti artists to collaborate and create an illegal graffiti Mausoleum. … Continue reading

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Paris: Mausolee – Lek x Sowat

Imagine an abandoned four storey supermarket in the North of Paris occupied by squatters, then deserted again. On August 12, 2010, French graffiti artists Lek (RAW crew) and Sowat (DMV) discovered the place much to their delight. For a year, in the greatest of … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Da Mental Vaporz – Le Venin Part 2

After mentioning the top floor installation (covered here) we continue our coverage about the Da Mental Vaporz exhibition at Rtist Gallery. With a brand new series of works by all nine crew members consisting of Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Kan, … Continue reading

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Melbourne Streets: New Mural by the DMV crew

As the Da Mental Vaporz crew is currently in Australia for an exhibition at Rtist Gallery,  they couldn’t resist leaving a massive mural. Combining a patchwork of their different styles, the DMV crew consisting ofBom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, … Continue reading

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Melbourne: Da Mental Vaporz – Le Venin Part 1

Aboard “Le Venin”, the French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz crossed oceans and snow storms for a spectacular show at Rtist Gallery in Melbourne.  The top floor of the gallery has been totally transformed with a massive installation. The tunnel shaped space … Continue reading

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Toulouse (FR): Da Mental Vaporz – Squatters

Back in summer 2011, while they were showing in Toulouse at the GHP Galerie, the Da Mental Vaporz crew couldn’t resist leaving their mark on an iconic building: the former Palais des Congres of Toulouse (exhibition center). Famous for its … Continue reading

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St Etienne (FR): Les Potos Carres Festival

View also the coverage on Street Art News.net Les Potos Carres is a festival celebrating hip hop through graffiti, music, dance and cinema. For the seventh year running, many international graffiti artists have been invited to participate: Soten, Ogre, Monster, Aroe, … Continue reading

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Lyon (FR): DMV Chez les Morues

As part of the artistic event organised by Arts Pentes (regrouping craftsmen, artists and creators of the Croix-Rousse in Lyon), ubercool vintage shop and cafe Chez Les Morues  invited the Da Mental Vaporz crew for a live performance with Brusk (Lyon), Gris1 … Continue reading

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Da Mental Vaporz at Galore Festival 2011

The French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz painted this massive mural for the Galore Festival in Copenhagen. Featuring Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris, Jaw, Kan and Sowat. The mural is a satyrical reference to unscrupulous people who are willing to deface … Continue reading

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Copenhagen (DK): Galore Festival 2011

Situated around the cultural area of Valby in Copenhagen, aka Toftegårds Plads and their surrounding culture houses KraftWerket and Valby Culture Centre, the Galore Festival is an uncensored, raw and wild exhibition celebrating several forms of art, from classic art, performance, … Continue reading

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Toulouse (FR): Dran book signing session

Similar to the London book launch last winter, an endless queue of fans waited eagerly to meet French artist Dran and get their books signed at the GHP gallery in Toulouse, France.   The DMV show ( previously covered) is … Continue reading

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Toulouse (FR): Da Mental Vaporz Opening

French graffiti artist Dran has returned to his hometown of Toulouse to hold an exhibition with his DMV crew, Da Mental Vaporz. There were many occasions to celebrate. All nine crew members gathered for the first time in ten years: … Continue reading

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Toulouse (FR): Da Mental Vaporz show set up

From Marseille, Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, all 9 members from the French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz (DMV), have come in force to inject their unique style to Toulouse for the last show of the GHP Gallerie. Featuring Dran, Bom-K, … Continue reading

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DMV show at GHP Toulouse

The GHP gallery in Toulouse is closing its space after five years. As the flyer says, bad news never come alone, so the DMV crew with all nine members Dran, Bom-K, Brusk, Sowat,Gris, Jaw, Kan and Iso are coming in … Continue reading

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Fresh DRAN and BRUSK Mural in London

Following their live performance at the second Lawnfest Charity event hosted by Camilla Al Fayed and sponsored by Gallery Nosco, French artists Dran and Brusk from the DMV crew  left their mark in East London. Dran and Brusk actively painted a … Continue reading

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