For the inauguration of the second Le M.U.R wall in Paris at the thirteen arrondissement, the association invited the Belgian artist BONOM to do a live performance last Wednesday in front of the Senna River.
As I’ve written here before, the famous Le M.U.R at Rue Oberkampf has been presenting live artistic performances every 15 days, promoting urban art since 2007. Le M.U.R (which stands for modulable, urbain, reactif) is an association that invites street artists providing gallery exhibition conditions on the streets.
The Mayor of the 13e, Jerome Coumet, is really engaged in promoting culture in this area. With a lot of expressive national and international works from artists as Shepard Fairey, C215, Vilhs, Jana & Js and Inti, the arrondissement has been transforming into an open sky museum for street art, specially now, after the opening of the second wall of the dynamic Le Mur.
I quickly asked him only one question: Why did you decide to paint a woman instead of an animal? He replied: “ Why shouldn’t I paint a woman? It’s so motivating!”
With a raw technique, he used spraypaint only in the beginning to add some colors and the first traces of the drawing. After that he painted with a roll in a rustic and rushed way.