From the 80’s, the stencils of Jef Aerosol animate the streets of a few French cities, but not only, the artist is also painting in foreign countries. Jef Aerosol is a pioneer of street art in France. He’s inspired by famous people like Gainsbourg, Bob Dylan, Bruce Sprinsteen… but also people from the streets. Jef plays a lot with the eyes of characters he is painting, to attract passers by.
Just after he painted the walls of L’Européen in Paris 18th – a theater place, we went to check it out:
And of course, as we were living in the Marais for 10 years, we had the chance of being on site when he did the huge wall on Place Stravinsky, near Beaubourg museum. It was amazing to follow up the different steps to get the final piece done. A lot os artists and friends of him helped out and this was firstly a very good team work (we saw The Dude Company also from Lille, Ender, …)