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Monumental fresco by the artist Ërell

On the occasion of the Olympic Games, the artist Ërell takes over the quay of the urban art center, Fluctuart with a monumental fresco measuring more than 40 meters.

The design of the “Polychrome” fresco was created to fit into the context of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The composition uses the colors of the rings, while respecting their order of appearance around the notions of movement and dynamism . The aim here is to echo the motto of the games – “Altius, citius, fortius” – through formal variations such as repetition, rhythm, change of scale and thickness of the line.

Ërell’s fresco is part of the official program for La Nuit Blanche 2024 which will take place on Saturday June 1st.

 

About Ërell

Artist / Designer Ërell experiments with an ephemeral form of appropriation of urban space. His practice took root in graffiti in Bordeaux in the early 2000s. From 2006, nourished in particular by minimal art, urban art and organic design, he undertook work to simplify his signature. Inspired in particular by Olivier Stack, East Erik, Jürgen Mayer and Sol Lewitt and his work “Variations of Incomplete Open Cube”, he will end up reducing it into a simple geometric shape, the hexagon which he will subsequently split.

The genesis of this new identity involves the transformation of a handwritten signature, initially a tag, into a modular and reproducible visual emblem whose main function is to be identifiable by everyone, while being impactful and lively.

His compositions integrate certain characteristics of typography: variations in alignments and approaches, dialogues between shapes and counter-forms, games with lines, masses, solids and voids. They are generated using typographic construction grids and are made up of its modules reproduced using manufactured tools such as cookie cutters, tracing templates, stencils, or even printing matrices. In the street, he carries out a form of “urban contamination”, which consists of the systematic and compulsive installation of abstract compositions.

Artist / Designer Ërell experiments with an ephemeral form of appropriation of urban space. His practice took root in graffiti in Bordeaux in the early 2000s. From 2006, nourished in particular by minimal art, urban art and organic design, he undertook work to simplify his signature. Inspired in particular by Olivier Stack, East Erik, Jürgen Mayer and Sol Lewitt and his work “Variations of Incomplete Open Cube”, he will end up reducing it into a simple geometric shape, the hexagon which he will subsequently split.

The genesis of this new identity involves the transformation of a handwritten signature, initially a tag, into a modular and reproducible visual emblem whose main function is to be identifiable by everyone, while being impactful and lively.

Throughout his studies at ESADSE*, he creates bridges between his street practice and his design training. This transversality fuels the transformation of his graffiti practice into work on geometric abstraction.

In 2016, under the leadership of Nicolas Laugero Lasserre and his Galerie Artistik Rezo, production work began in the workshop. His signature, which has become writing, is a pretext for urban exploration and plastic experimentation.