Tag Archives: Toulouse

Toulouse: Bleu Bleu @ ‘Printemps de Septembre’ Festival

We continue our coverage on the Printemps de Septembre Festival in Toulouse  with the Bleu Bleu Project (named after a mythical bar in Toulouse attended by the young art scene), a multifaceted project curated by Manuel Pomar. Originating from a scenario and … Continue reading

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Toulouse: David Shrigley @ ‘Printemps de Septembre’ Festival

The Printemps de Septembre (Spring in September) returns this year after a three year hiatus to Toulouse in Southern France. The festival, which was recently redefined as a Biennal by founder Marie-Thérèse Perrin, takes place throughout the city with a … 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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Streets: Invader Pink Invasion (Toulouse)

Invader recently completed his first invasion wave of Toulouse, with Ten space invaders made with various shades of pink as a tribute to the town nicknamed ‘Pink City’ due to the pinkish terracotta bricks used in its architecture.. Toulouse is the 66th city to be invaded and … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Miss Van for Rose Beton

Miss Van is back to Toulouse with a new mural for the Rose Beton Festival (covered here). ‘La symphonie des songes’ mural  features her signature sensual female character in a dreamlike landscape playing with colourful folklore masks from various continents, transporting … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Ben Eine for Rose Beton

UK artist Ben Eine recently created a new mural with his signature font on one of the walls of the Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse for the Rose Beton Festival. The colourful mural stating ‘STORYTELLING’  is already the favorite amongst … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Rose Beton Festival – Part 1

Curated by Tilt, this year’s Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse  is dedicated to the roots of graffiti and specially New York. So to kick start the three months festival in the pink city, a photographic exhibition held at the oldest art space … Continue reading

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Preview : ROSE BETON Festival (Toulouse)

We are pleased to partner with the ROSE BETON Festival in Toulouse (FR), curated by la Mairie de Toulouse and the 50Cinq. The second edition of the festival is paying tribute to Graffiti, with a selection of 14 international artists. Le Château … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Subcultures @ Espace Croix Baragnon – Part II

We continue our coverage (See Part I here) on the current exhibition ‘Subcultures’ in ‘L’espace Croix Baragnon’ in Toulouse curated by David Pujol featuring 10 established and emerging artists, with their influences and distinctive style on the local and international scene: Amandine … Continue reading

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Streets: Tracing Morocco with Hendrik ECB Beikirch

We first encountered the work of German artist Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB last year in Toulouse where he completed a large scale monochrome portrait of a Maroccan woman for Mr Freeze Festival (covered).                     … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Subcultures @ Espace Croix Baragnon – Part I

The museum ‘L’espace Croix Baragnon’ in Toulouse is celebrating the underground cultural scene with a new exhibition called ‘Subcultures’.  The city of Toulouse is the cradle of many renowned artists from Miss Van, Fafi, Reso, Tilt to dran, but the … Continue reading

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Video: Creve Hivernale – Toulouse

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Toulouse : Creve Hivernale Exhibition @ Frigo

Initially planned for 4-5-6 December, an exhibition called ‘CREVE HIVERNALE / COPS31 / MARKER V’ in Toulouse has been extended to 11-12 -13 December with a grand finale on 30 December in support of La Cimade (not for profit organisation … Continue reading

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Studio visit: RESO – Toulouse

While in Toulouse, we popped by the studio of French graffiti writer RESO.  His graffiti letters and figurative style have adorned walls of numerous cities across the world for the past 20 years, making him one of the key French … Continue reading

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Toulouse: 100TAUR new mural for the Dominicans

A surreal encounter between French graffiti artist 100Taur and the Dominicans: for the celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the  Order of Preachers  , founded in Toulouse (FR), the Dominicans asked lowbrow artist 100TAUR  to create a 100 square meters mural … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Open Summer Festival

For the 4th year running, the Open Summer Festival invited twenty international artists in Toulouse at the new creative hub Cinquante Cinq / Espace Cobalt. Outside the exhibition space, guests enjoyed live painting sessions with a Graffiti Jam, but also … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: 100TAUR (Toulouse)

Following his group shows in the US and recent installation at the Toulouse Museum (FR), we visited the cabinet of curiosities of Low Brow French artist 100taur as he prepares for his upcoming solo show ‘Monsters in my closet’ at the … Continue reading

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Interview: Tilt

While at the Nuart Festival in Norway, we caught up with French graffiti artist Tilt for a few questions… Where does your artist name come from? I started painting graffiti in 1988 in Toulouse. A graffiti writer named Declic (which … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Mr Freeze Nite & Day – Part 2

Following our recent coverage on  Mister Freeze  Nite & Day (see here) we attended the second place that was revealed at the last minute. The 50cinq features large scale installations, sculptures and murals by international artists. Participating artists include:  Sike, Momies, Opium, … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Mr Freeze Nite & Day – Part 1

For the second year running the association Faute O Graff is curating ”Mister Freeze”,  an exhibition featuring small gallery artworks to large scale installations. This year the exhibition is taking place in two abandonned places:  Le Frigo (“The Fridge”) where the … Continue reading

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Toulouse (FR): Memoire Industrielle Hors Serie 3.0 – JOB

Back in 2011, French graffiti writers from Toulouse, namely Dark, Dspri, Keyler, Mikoz, Spazm, Spot and Xerou who are sharing the same passion for abandoned spaces, decided to create a touring exhibition called Memoire Industrielle. Using found objects from various industrial sites across France gathered through … 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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Studio Visit / Streets with Tilt

I was fortunate to visit French graffiti artist TILT in his studio in Toulouse as he prepared for multiple shows in London at POW, Singapore and Manila, and to follow him across the streets. When not painting graffiti on naked … 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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