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, led by the association Hypermur with the support of the U.S. Embassy.
On the right side of the wall, Rouge chose to depict a seamstress patching (or sewing) the 2nd star of the French soccer jersey, highlighting a heroic figure often far from the spotlight. On the left side of the wall, L.E.O. represented the emblematic figure of the African-American soldier Eugene Bullard (1895-1961), who came to France at the beginning of the century. Boxer, artist and jazz musician, Eugene Bullard joined the French army during the First and Second World Wars, becoming the first black fighter pilot in history.
Bien Urbain 10
3 weeks : from 3rd to 20th June 2021
27 invited artists : 25e art collectif (FR), Adam (SW), Alias Ipin (FR), Anaïs Florin & Botédesîles (FR), Coco Bergholm (ALL), Antonin Hako (FR), Eltono (FR), Erosie (NL), Evelise Millet (FR), Guillaume Bertrand (FR), Helmut Smits (NL), Icy & Sot (IR/US), L.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 a unique 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 subject of society 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.