The pioneer of street art in France, Jef Aerosol, www.jefaerosol.com, had his first stencil dated on the beginning of the 80’s.
Sometimes called “The French Banksy” he already got his work printed in the wall of several cities around the globe.
His favorite subject is to paint portraits of his heroes, cultural icons such as Hendrix, Bowie, Basquiat, Dylan and Warhol as well as anonymous people, street musicians, homeless and children.
Just like the best photographers, he is able to capture the truth in one instant and reveal its universality.
Jef Aerosol stencils are in black, gray and white, always with his trademark, the red arrow.
If you are in Paris it is worth to check on an exhibition with some of his work at Musse en Herbe until January 29th. www.musee-en-herbe.com
All pictures by Maria Fernanda