In this dyptich created by the two artists, references to science-fiction comics and struggle’s imagery are reflected, but also details linked to their country thanks to the reinterpretation of emblems available on the mexican flag.
Gascar Residency, Universitary campus, Besançon (FR)
Bien Urbain 3
Site : Chez Urbain, 52 rue Battant
1 month : From 5th september to 5th october 2013
12 guest artists : 108 (IT), 3615 Señor (FR), Akay & Rae (SWE), Erosie (NL), Hell’O Monsters (BE), Lucy McLauchlan (GB), Otecki (PL), OX (FR), Pascal Rueff (FR), Smithe & Seher (MX), Spy (ES), Tricyclique Dol (FR)
Young Mexican artist, Smithe is an illustrator and painter. He often uses defragmentation to represent characters or scenes whose references are to be sought between existentialism and science fiction. His works often contain an ambivalence between humor and despair.
Born in Mexico, Seher grew up admiring the graffiti on the walls of the capital, trying to decode them. It was from the age of 16 that he began to experiment with this technique, which subsequently encouraged his interest in urban art, particularly through printing and other dissemination media. After his first attempts in the streets of the Mexican capital, he decided to embark on studies by starting a Bachelor of Design and Visual Communication at the “National School of Plastic Arts” (UNAM), specializing in illustration. His work is now visible and recognizable in private and public spaces located in different parts of Mexico City.
Nicolas Waltefaugle, David Demougeot, Oscar Camarillo