While he was working on the Mirages installation, 3ttman had some free time to make cement candy!
On the abandoned military barracks on Rue Voirin, the artist hijacked Marshal Pétain’s slogan that said Work, Family, Homeland and transformed it into Work, Family, Party. Pétain was the marshal in charge of France under Nazi occupation, everything about him has strong anti-democratic connotations. 3ttman’s intervention aimed precisely at turning a dramatic act into a careless joke and at affirming the need for lightness in a world where things are sometimes taken too seriously. Some neighbours were really annoyed by this sentence, assuming that humour is in danger in our modern societies!
3ttman also had the time to seal his famous 3-headed characters in the interstices of the sidewalks of the Battant neighbourhood.
Bien Urbain 5
2 weeks : from 6th to 21th June 2015 + Chez Urbain open during all the summer
Associate artist : Eltono (FR)
17 invited artists : Eltono (FR), Honet (FR), Isauro Huizar (MX), Etienne Bultingaire (FR), Couch (JP), THTF (FR), Epos 257 (CZ), Simon Bernheim (FR), Olivier Kosta-Théfaine (FR), Luce (ES), Tricyclique Dol (FR), Huskmitnavn (DK), Influenza – Jeroen Jongeleen (NL), 3ttman (FR), Specter (US), Remed (FR), Nano 4814 (ES)
From Lille and working in Spain, 3ttman puts in question the boundaries between art and crafts through using different ‘raw’ materials: paint, concrete, paper-mâché, ceramics, and clay. The spontaneous and colourful style of his creations is directly inspired by popular and vernacular art, and from his observations of the small daily metaphorphoses of the city.
Photos : Quentin Coussirat, David Demougeot, Clara Picard