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Quirky Site-Specific Wheatpastes by ‘Levalet’ Bring Humor to the Streets of Paris

Quirky Site-Specific Wheatpastes by ‘Levalet’ Bring Humor to the Streets of Paris

November 2, 2016

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Christopher Jobson

Artist Levalet (aka Charles Leval) has been extremely busy this year, bringing his unique brand of nonsensical wheatpastes to locations all over Paris. His temporary interventions show a wide range of disheveled characters caught in a world of mischief and misfortune, as they appear to interact with the building facades onto which they are pasted. Levalet’s artworks first began to appear outdoors in 2012, but he’s since begun to produce entire shows of paintings, sculptures, and various assemblage pieces for display indoors that are no less enchanting. More



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New Anonymous Portraits Liberated From Their Museum Frames by Julien de Casabianca

New Anonymous Portraits Liberated From Their Museum Frames by Julien de Casabianca

Dec.10.15

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Kate

We are often inundated with images of famous artworks, pieces even the most disconnected art viewer can name on the spot. These portraits however make up a very small percentage of the work in museums worldwide, the majority of faces either nameless or not burned into memory—men, women, and children immortalized by brushstroke but forgotten by time. These anonymous faces are the ones that French artist Julien de Casabianca (previously) is most drawn to, and has been “liberating” for the last few years by placing recreations of the unknown on urban street corners and abandoned buildings as a part of his Outings Project. More



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Unusual Hybrid Animal and Wildlife Murals Painted by Alexis Diaz

Unusual Hybrid Animal and Wildlife Murals Painted by Alexis Diaz

Jul.29.15

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Christopher

Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz (previously) brings textures and patterns reminiscent of traditional engraving techniques to his murals of phantasmagorical creatures using only a paintbrush. Twisting tentacles, strange fusions of anatomy, beings wrapped in plants, all rendered atop colorful gradients create an unmistakable style Diaz has become famous for. You can see much more of his work here. (via Cross Connect) More



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A Global Art Project Brings Paintings of Anonymous Figures out of Museums and onto the Streets

A Global Art Project Brings Paintings of Anonymous Figures out of Museums and onto the Streets

Apr.27.15

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Christopher

While visiting the Louvre last last year, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca was struck by an Ingres painting of a female prisoner tucked unceremoniously into a corner of the museum. He suddenly had an idea: what if he could somehow free her—both figuratively and literally—by reproducing her figure on a public street. People may not know the painting, or even the artist, but at least the image would be seen by potentially hundreds or even thousands more people who may never visit the Louvre. More



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French Artist ‘Levalet’ Injects Humor into the Streets of Paris with New Site-Specific Street Art

French Artist ‘Levalet’ Injects Humor into the Streets of Paris with New Site-Specific Street Art

Feb.9.15

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Johnny

A bronze bull head fountain is suddenly transformed into a minotaur. A decrepit corner of an alley becomes a holding pen for ostriches. If any of these odd happenings sound familiar to you, you’re probably living in Paris and have just witnessed the work of French artist Charles Leval (previously). Going by the name Levalet, the artist injects humor into the streets of Paris by gluing animal and human-shaped pasteups onto walls. More



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Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms

Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms

Jul.18.13

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Christopher

Paris-based artist Ludo (previously) has been active lately with works popping up all over France. His trademark monochromatic paste-ups with dripping green highlights often merge technology with plants or insects to create what he calls a “new order of hybrid organisms”. To see more of his work you can always stop by StreetArtNews or follow the artist’s blog. More



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Fun Site-Specific Wheatpastes on the Streets of France by Levalet

Fun Site-Specific Wheatpastes on the Streets of France by Levalet

May.23.13

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Christopher

I recently stumbled onto the Facebook page of a new wheatpaste artist named Levalet who has been making some pretty imaginative site-specific pasteups in various locations around France since late last year. Almost all of his pieces interact with their direct surroundings and frequently include props or other three-dimensional objects. You can see more over on his blog, and if you happen to be in the south of France he just opened an exhibition at NUNC ! More

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