Jef Aérosol

Jef Aérosol (born in Nantes in 1957, lives and works in Lille since 1984) is a French stencil artist of international renown who is one of the founding artists of street art in France. It was on the walls of the streets of Tours that he laid his first stencils in 1982. Since then, He has been crisscrossing the cities of the world and spraying or spray painting portraits of iconic personalities as well as anonymous people of all styles and ages. He even stuck his now legendary “Sitting kid” on the Great Wall of China. His characters, often represented in scale 1, are characterized by the almost exclusive use of black and white and all his work is underlined by this mysterious red arrow, the trademark of the artist. Passionate about music and a musician himself, Jef Aérosol remains very inspired by the stars of the art scene of the 60s and 70s, but he also highlights a large number of strangers. Children, for example, play an important role in her work. His works are visible in numerous exhibitions, festivals, art fairs, public auctions and international events, and he is represented by several galleries in France and abroad. More poetic than political, Jef Aérosol’s message is above all humanist. In the looks of his characters pass all the emotions of the World. Each of his creations speaks of him, of his life, of his culture, but the universal nature of his work means that he also speaks of you, us, life and people …

Exhibitions

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La Provence, 18 novembre 2019

“Jef Aérosol fait voyager la galerie Pluskwa”

 

La Nouvelle Abeille, 20 juin 2019

“Jef Aérosol : de l’art dans la street”

 

Ouest France, 3 mai 2019

Marie Petit, “Jef Aérosol a débuté la personnalisation du char”

 

Le Parisien, 13 juin 2011

Christine Henry, “Un pochoir géant à Beaubourg”

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