59 Rivoli – An Artistic Revolution

A liberal space where artists show their work and share their lives. This is the 59 Rivoli.

Located at the heart of Paris, a 6-storey building, with free entry that hosts 30 artists of different forms of artistic expression, cultural events and concerts on weekends.

The true democratization of art, 59 Rue de Rivolli is ranked the third in Paris to receive the highest number of visitors to contemporary art.

It all started with a simple formula: great intentions, will power and a lot of courage. That is what, in 1999, a trio of artists called the KGB (Kalex, Gaspard and Bruno) did when they occupied this building and called it “Chez Robert, Electron Libre”. In 2006 the building was purchased by the city hall, who renovated it during three years reopening its doors to art in 2009.

The studios are public spaces, where visitors experience the artists in creation.

The revolutionary mission of this community is to provide another connection, deeper between artist and audience, unlike the static and immobile system led by galleries.

A large spiral staircase with walls covered in graffiti leads to the sixth floor, where it is possible to feel the effervescence and naturalness of what art should be: True to the purest of intentions.

All pictures below by Maria Fernanda

Paris – NY – Rio

A new exhibition called “Dans les rues de Paris, New York, Rio” is running until February 25 at Galerie Brugier-Rigail with the artists Quik (NY), Parisians Miss. Tic, Pradel-Fraysse and Speed Graphito and the talented Brazilian Smael from Rio de Janeiro.

There, 50 signed serigraphs, numbered and made by the hands of the poetic artist Miss. Tic, are sold for 380 euros each. Worth to mention that lately her work has also been sold by major auction houses.

The work that drew my attention was of the Brazilian artist Smael who recently had a solo exhibition here in Paris with the mote of one of his passions,“Bicicletas”. One of those canvas can be appreciated at this exhibition. Isn’t it a sweet coincidence with this blog? Bikes and street art always turn to a magic combination.

All pictures by Maria Fernanda

"Bicicletas" by Smael - Rio

Smael - Rio

Miss. Tic - Paris

Miss. Tic - Paris

Quik - NY

Quik - NY

Speedy Graphito - Paris

Speedy Graphito - Paris

Monjul – Inventive cuisine

Imagine to be surprised by one discrete restaurant on the heart of Paris. Inventive culinary presenting each plate as a masterpiece. This how Chef Agobert Juliano carefully creates at the restaurant Monjul on Le Marais.

With 19 years of experience in palaces, castles, small provinces and abroad, this audacious chef really knows about the French cooking.

With affordable prices (19 euros for appetizer + entree + dessert during lunch), the service was really nice on a pleasant  environment.

Be surprised experiencing the creative cuisine, true shapes, tastes and colors.

All pictures by Maria Fernanda

Onion pie, ratatouille, kalamata olives and endives

Chili corn "Nonjul"

Choux "pain perdu", english creme caramel and diced fruit

Jon Burgerman and his dainties

He is an urban artist, designer, illustrator and entrepreneur. His work can be  seen globally, from gallery and bedroom walls to cinema and iPhone screens. Jon Burgerman art is instantly recognizable, combining fluid and lyrical lines, with distorted character forms and radiant pop color schemes.

He also works along side with contemporary artists including Banksy, Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood and Gerald Scarfe. Burgerman was awarded on Cannes Lions Advertising and has collaborated with brands that include Pepsi, CocaCola, Nike, Sony, New Era, Sky, Kidrobot, Puma, Nintendo, MTV, Levis, 55DSL, Miss Sixty, AOL, Size and Rip Curl.

Wow!!! Yes, he is into a lot of things! I almost forgot to say that he is a musician too.

If you are currently in Paris, his work can be seen at Sergeant Paper Gallery until Febuary 25th, on an exhibition named “ Fast Food”.

Distributor, but also art editor, Sergeant Paper produced exclusively for “Fast Food” the silkscreen “Tricolore (Man, Pizza, cigarettes),” published in 40 copies.

At the gallery you can buy some dainties and products as a mugs, notebook cases and coloring books for children as their moto is “art for every budget”.

All pictures by Maria Fernanda