Gregos Art

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I am supposed to be writing about something else today, but I simply cannot resist the call of my screen saver and its seemingly endless supply of street art images.

Today it is GregosArt’s disembodied heads that have made an appearance.

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Gregos is a Parisian artist (b.1972) who began his street art journey in his late teens. He travelled to Greece and the USA to develop technique and eventually returned to Paris. With a practice that includes graffiti, urban art, paintings and sculpture, he appears to ultimately have an overarching passion for producing and hanging 3D self-portraits wherever he can.

These little phantoms can be found in cities throughout Europe, the USA, Brazil and Japan, with a rumoured thousand more glued to the walls of Paris.

greg-4 cigaretteThese self-portrait sculptures are not simply a case of narcissism for Gregos, nor are they  focused soley on beauty or ego – they are a testament to the transient and temporal nature of mood, humour, politics and social commentary.

 

greg-12One of my earliest experiences of street art installations was bumping, eye-level, into one of Gregos’s faces. Its resentment was fused to the doorframe of a pub, just above an ashtray near a sign that begged customers to be quiet. So visually sensible.

Since then I have come across the work of several artists who have incorporated sculpture into their practice, but when I just happen to be looking through my files for artist-specific bodiless street art, I can almost always find a piece of Gregos’s work cached somewhere amongst my collection of street art photographs.

 

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P.S. It is unfair to this talented and prolific artist that only photographs that I have taken get used on this site. Gregos’ thousands of works are exciting and wide-ranging, so please check out his work at http://www.gregosart.com/.

Gregos in Lisboa

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Another recent find in Lisbon.

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