Yesterday evening was the vernissage of Artiste Ouvrier’s stencil art solo show in Berlin. The Parisian artist started with street and especially with stencil art in the early 90’s. In the last years, he exhibited around the world, e.g. in Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, Hamburg and London, and made himself a reputation as an outstanding stencil artist.
In Berlin, he will now present his new series of artworks about the historic battle from Waterloo, called “Pochoirs Normands”.
Artiste-Ouvrier and street art are not only connected because of their deeper believe in an art form that comes from the crowd, painting from workers. The artist regards himself as a ʻWorking Class Artistʼ, a worker for the Arts. Within a few years he brings his own stencil technique to perfection and after he inducts his befriended street artist into the Art of Sten- cil, he establishes the first proper stencil crew in France, the WCA – Working Class Art.
In his pieces he combines the fascinating colourfulness of Graffiti with the shapeliness of his stencil cut-outs to a symphony of form and colour.
I had some time, visited the opening and took some photos…
(more on Flickr!)