Discover the work of Epsylon Point, street artist and pioneer of urban art in France.

Street art: zoom on street painting

Urban art or street art is both a movement and a mode of artistic expression, which has succeeded in establishing itself and which has thus been asserted since the end of the 20th century. It brings together all forms of art performed in public space, and brings together various approaches, including graffiti, stencil, sticker, mosaic, display and collage, innovative approaches such as yarn bombing or knitting. -graffiti or older like street painting .

The origins of street painting, street art.

Street painting, also referred to as “street art”, “street art” and “sidewalk art” consists of the creation of artistic motifs on public roads, in particular on the roadway, sidewalks and public spaces. using different kinds of ephemeral media or not.

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The origins of street, street art , modern painting can be traced back to Britain, and can be traced back to the end of the 19th century. Thus, in the British capital, several hundred artists, commonly called "screevers", made a living from this art full time.

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The works of the screevers were generally embellished with poems and proverbs, moral lessons and especially political demands. They appealed to everyone, in particular those who could neither read nor write, who therefore only refer to visual images; but also the “educated” class who appreciated the moral lessons. In return, the latter distributed "pennies" to reward their efforts.

Street painting in trompe-l'oeil

Nowadays, there is room for street art in 3D or "trompe-l'oeil", which has become a real global phenomenon, in particular thanks to the web, which makes it possible to easily and quickly share the various works all over the world.

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Breathtaking, these trompe-l'oeil street paintings give the impression of emerging from the ground. An optical illusion now mastered by many talented “street art” artists.

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But basically, they give access to a world of dreams and fantasy, thus opposing the dull and normalized aspect of our cities. Their goal is generally to transcend the reality in which we operate ...

La CHOOSE Galerie, a space dedicated to street art and the work of Epsylon Point.

Laurent COQUANT gallery owner and art dealer for over thirty years, and Henri TRUMER lawyer, but also art lover and especially art history lover, who decided to pool their experiences.