Two artists install bits of found wood with a hand saw and rubber mallet, into 52 cellar door and window spaces particular to Besançon, France.
Using only tension to hold these in place, they demonstrate a variety of arrangement possibilities across a range of spaces in the city. The results may go unnoticed, resembling poor repairs with scrap materials.
Bien Urbain 2
1 month : From 6th september to 6th october 2012
12 guest artists : Sam3 (ES), Escif (ES), Hyuro (AR), Agostino Iacurci (IT), MOMO (US), Eltono (FR), Caroline Amoros & co (FR), Guillaume Bertrand (FR), Jiem (FR), Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez (US), Graffiti research lab (FR), Pascal Rueff (FR)
From abstract graffiti to installations, Eltono is constantly looking for the anomalies or systems of repetitions at work in the towns that he visits. His curiosity leads him to create extremely methodical and often aleatory abstract series (paintings on doors, installations, sculptures, walks…). He rarely maintains control over what he has created, letting the city and its users modify, alter, or enhance his offerings developed under constraints, creating potential works of art in construction.
Back in Besançon after a painting in rue de Vesoul and experimentations with Eltono in 2012, Momo has gaigned since then the recognition he deserves and he is today one of the most admired muralists. His unique alloy of abstract shapes with a vectorial appearance, his meticulous way of painting and combining shapes, colours and surfaces, and his research and permanent experimentations have yet a thrilling nature.
Sierra Forest, Eltono