Graffik Gallery is the go to place in West London for acknowledging and tipping its hat to the edgy urban artist.
Their latest collab is with French painter/sculptor called Clet, who sources antique road signs and creates on site in the Graffik studio. Clet has even gone so far as to work with figures of authority. The Mayor of Paris loved the wit of the artist so much he ended up collaborating with the artist.. (Boris Johnson take heed).
Road signs: symbol of undisputed authority, signifying obligations, duty and limitations, are modified in order to contradict the strict conception of legality as an absolute religion.
All of Clet’s works can be found on the streets of many European cities (Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Barcelona, etc.) and some non-European cities (Hong Kong, New York..).
The artist’s main purpose is to actively claw back public spaces.
BELOW: As Clet mounted his “smile” installation on Palazzo Pubblico the artist declared, “with one little line, there is a transformation from a historic palazzo to a communication of modernity.”
For more information on Clet’s work you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 284 Portobello Rd, London, T. +44 (0)20 8354 3592
Follow Clet HERE