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Street Art

Montpellier is one of the few cities in France where all artistic forms of street art can be found together and this, on each side street.

Old or new, amateur or professional, the street art is all over the city.


Some date from the start of the 20th century.

Others from the beginning of the 21st century.

Even though a century stands between the murals and the grafittis, the art is the same.

and their objectives too.

«Our modest objective is to delight the greatest number of people but also to make people raise their head from their smartphones» explains a street artist.

In Montpellier, ephemeral projects bloom a little bit everywhere.

For example in the Rondelet district, where the street artist Mist enlivens the façade of a house.

Or in the Arceaux district, where the street artists Al Sticking, Smole and Salamèche redecorated a house where each room had its own atmosphere, its own mark and its own questions.

VERDANSON :
STREET ART CRADLE


« In Montpellier the Verdanson area is the cradle of graffiti and street art. The work of several generations of street artists can be found there» explains a Montpellier well known street artist who prefers to remain anonymous.

A religion for these artists who are often in their ivory tower.

«On our own or with friends we have as much pleasure tagging as a musician has playing the violin » he adds.

And in the Verdanson, the music is sometimes voluptuous and sometimes polemical. Overall it is an indicator of the questioning of the society at different times.

«we always try to keep ahead by painting tomorrow’s societal challenges» confesses the artist.

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