Accustomed to soccer pitches, building roofs and hydroelectric dams, the artist duo took over the Place de la Révolution to deploy their new monumental creation. Dozens of sheets returned to cover the space, revealing an ephemeral work of art, visible
from the sky. An image that can be constructed and deconstructed in a matter of seconds, and which you can discover here.
Bien Urbain 11
2 weeks : June 9 to 25, 2023
27 invited artists : ABCDEF (DE) // Ama Split & Riky Kiwy (FR, IT) // Ampparito (ES) // Camille Bondon (FR) // Charlotte Beltzung (FR) // Christina Kubisch (DE) // Clown (FR) // Doa Oa (ES) // Dima Mykytenko (UKR) // Ella & Pitr (FR) // JOUBe (FR) // Ju Hyun LEE (KR) // Justine Caoudal (FR) // Lou Amoros Augustin (FR) // Mary et Jiem (FR) // Mujo Atelier (FR) // MZM Projects (UKR) // le collectif Ne Rougissez Pas (FR) // Red (FR) // Saturn (FR) // Simone Découpe (FR) // Vilx (FR)
Ella Besnaïnou (1984) and Loïc Niwa (1981) have formed the duo Ella et Pitr since 2007. Based in Saint-Étienne, the two artists play with graffiti codes and notions of beauty and ugliness to humorously destabilize viewers in the banality of their daily lives. The duo vary their mediums, scales and subjects, with the aim of echoing the direct environment in which they work, without creating a one-way image. The two artists are best known for having illegally integrated the “Born in the Street” exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in 2009, and for the gigantism of many of their works, including the “Colossus” series. From soccer fields to building rooftops and street corners, Ella & Pitr’s characters are gritty, endearing portraits drawn from our collective imagination, mythological tales and family members.
Capta Prod, Olivia Jacquot