Ella & Pitr

Ella @ Pitr

Ella & Pitr, a young couple of street artists from St Etienne (East France), launched years ago a project about paste-up of photo frames in the city.

They began in 2010, when Ella & Pitr pasted their photo frames all over Europe invited people to create their own frame and to become that way, an artist on the street.
As the couple is not here during the phoot sessions, they ask to send the photos by email and theyr create a huge database of people in the frame.
Today, they have more than 2,000 people who played the game and sent their photos.

If you didnt’t know about that project before, check out their photo gallery created on Flickr showing the collection of photos the duo now have: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellapitrbackgrounds/

The photo frames have been pasted in the following cities: St Etienne, Grenoble, Lyon, Paris, St Nazaire, Bruxelles, Vienne, Venise, Londres, Berlin…

The couple sent us a nice update on their artwork. They released a video featuring their BIG characters. They launched this project at the end of 2013 with a first character drawn in the snow. Then they followed-up with others, drawn on the floor like they’re lying down and sleeping – in different worldwide locations.

With this project they are looking to explore the relationship between the very BIG and the very small.
In other words, how to make ourselves little, and very BIG at the same time.
How to touch the sky without any help, or how to move a mountain while feeling so light.

Like an army of ants, Ella & Pitr use a lot of chalk and charcoal to draw on the floor. You can imagine that a full art piece needs a lots of hours of hard work often in crazy positions.
In some ways, they try to test their patience. I know I’m not patient at all so I totally understand that sometimes you want to push your limit towards a weakness you know you have.

Another nice theory is as an artist it is interesting to make ‘reality’ collapse and observe what normally vertical things give when played horizontally. Crazy hum?!?


To discover more about the Ella & Pitr projects, check out their video channel and see the photos of their masterpieces as well: