After Small, Nelio and Georgette, it’s the turn of artist Vilx to take over Saint-Vit’s 5th pedestrian tunnel. He has transposed his universe into a wall-mounted “comic strip” cut into seven bubbles, telling the story of two children returning home in the absence of their parents.
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)
Cyril Vilx began graffiti in the 1990s in Angoulême. He is a muralist and illustrator who blends his two practices in his artistic work, while incorporating a narrative. In 2022, after some twenty years practicing mural painting and graffiti on walls and freight trains, Vilx published his first comic strip, Foutu archifoutu, inspired by Franquin’s Idées noires, which had left its mark on him at the age of 15. Vilx depicts elongated characters with proportions far removed from realism; his paintings tell us stories and invite us to travel to other realities.