The artists L.E.O and Rouge created a joint mural on the theme of racism, as part of the French American Mural Art project, piloted by the Hypermur association with the support of the American Embassy.
On the one hand, there is the possible, on the other, the sociological conditions that make it rare. On the right side of the wall, Rouge has chosen to represent a woman embroidering a second star on a French team jersey. This victory is hers: the athletes who win it are her sons, the cotton is hers, the national fabric, she has sewn it from generation to generation. She sews, binds, and recovers without glory. The feeling of national identity fluctuates, fickle: we are united around a feat, we are granted it, we confiscate it. Sometimes, we are ashamed to be part of it.
Bien Urbain 10
3 weeks : from June 3rd to 20th 2021
27 invited artists : 25e art collectif (FR), Adam (SW), Alias Ipin (FR), Anaïs Florin & Botédesîles (FR), Coco Bergholm (GER), Antonin Hako (FR), Eltono (FR), Erosie (NL), Evelise Millet (FR), Guillaume Bertrand (FR), Helmut Smits (NL) E.O (US), La Folie Kilomètre & Nicolas Filloque (FR), Mardi Noir (FR), Mathieu Tremblin & Cynthia Montier (FR), Mujo Atelier (FR), Nelio (FR), OX (FR), Oxi (FR), Rouge (FR), Small (FR), The Wa (FR)
FAMA is an original project inviting eight French and American artists to create a series of urban artworks in collaboration with four festivals and associations. In each city, the work produced is a meeting point and a dialogue between the two artists, on a social subject common to France and the United States.
A 2014 Fine Arts graduate, Rouge chooses a name that reflects her work: common, appropriable and multiple. Creating human-scale murals and collages in public spaces, her narrative figurations drape us in her universe. Around her subtle and committed work, she organizes workshops, exhibitions and collective interventions.
Inspired by his daily life in Miami and seeking to put it in perspective with the origins of racism, L.E.O creates moving and powerful murals.