To round off his residency in Besançon, Ampparito took the time to answer a few questions from Kristina Bohres (MZM Projects) about his work and current projects. For this interview, the Spanish artist put himself in a staggering position… Echoing the mythical scene from the film La Haine, Ampparito wanted to recreate this falling scene, during which the character repeats “so far so good” – an uncomfortable, unsettling and still relevant position.
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)
Ampparito (1991) is a Spanish artist who graduated in Fine Art from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2014. After graduating, he lived in London, where he worked for an advertising agency. There, he began his mural painting practice.
Ampparito is known for his artistic work with everyday objects, such as matches, street furniture and children’s toys. He often represents these objects in his creations, giving them a new and unexpected meaning.
He is a frequent guest at urban art festivals around the world.
Anabelle Michon, Ampparito