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A Week of Artistic Revival at the Poésie Urbaine Festival
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A Week of Artistic Revival at the Poésie Urbaine Festival

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Grasse, France, to participate in the Poésie Urbaine Festival.

Alongside 12 other amazing artists, we embarked on a unique mission: to transform an entire car park with our art. The canvas for our creations was a 60-year-old building, an old Renault garage steeped in history and character. The garage, a relic of mid-20th century French industry, is scheduled for renovation soon, making our artistic endeavor all the more poignant. We were capturing a piece of history just before its transformation. Over the course of the week, the atmosphere was electric with creativity and collaboration. Each artist brought their unique style and vision, turning the mundane grey of the car park into a vibrant tapestry of colors, shapes, and stories.

The diversity of the artwork reflected the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of the artists, creating a rich and dynamic visual experience. My piece drew inspiration from the interplay between the past and the present, honoring the building's industrial heritage while celebrating the vibrancy of contemporary urban art. It was a great experience to see how each stroke of paint transformed the space, breathing new life into the old structure. Working alongside such a talented group of artists was both inspiring and humbling. We shared techniques, ideas, and encouragement, each contributing to the collective spirit of the festival.

The car park had been transformed from a forgotten corner of Grasse into a living gallery, a testament to the power of art to rejuvenate and inspire. It was a privilege to be a part of this project, and I’m excited to see how the renovated building will continue to evolve, with our art as part of its legacy.

Stay tuned for more updates and photos from the Poésie Urbaine Festival. If you ever find yourself in Grasse, I hope you get a chance to visit and experience the magic for yourself. Thank you following my artistic journey!

Thanks to Nasty & Pascal Langlais!

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