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Montreuil (93), France
For twenty years now, she has been running the streets, squats, wastelands and humanist causes... Sara Chelou who puts solar colours on our miseries... Of bilingual and international culture, she lives and works in Paris. His masters are the painters of the 1950s, the new realists of the 1960s, the free figuration of the 1980s. And as for the way she paints in the city, she says she is influenced "by American pop culture with Keith Haring, Wharol, Lichtenstein, by graffiti culture from everywhere and elsewhere". It was in the 1990s, in Paris, that she began to paint outside the walls, as a committed artist in the underground world, in industrial cathedrals and libertarian wastelands. "I have a plastic and experimental journey that questions the artist's role in the city but also his place in society. In twenty years, she has lived through many epics, but her favourite remains that of the Convent of the Récollets (Paris, 10th arrondissement), a remarkable 17th century building that the French government had dedicated to destruction and that street art artists, who had entered into resistance, saved. Sara Chelou is a committed witness of her time and the icons of our world, Bukovski, Basquiat, Gainsbourg, Sitting Bull, Frida Kalho.... cross her work. His urban poetry accompanies us and his messages slow our steps! On his canvases, the adventure continues to reach your home....
Diploma in Modern Literature Nanterre University School of Graphic Design l'Emi Cfd Paris
EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES SINCE 2013
2019: Travelling exhibition in Montreuil of a painting, "a world without AIDS?" produced live and in public for the World AIDS Day
2018: Exhibition "Le rue art au féminin", Hotel Pullman Bruxelles (Belgium) /Auction of Urban Art in Drouot, Maison de Vente Vermot et Associés / Feminist fresco by Ivry City Hall on the theme Olympe de Gouge, Action peinture pour Aides on the occasion of the World AIDS Day with the City Hall of Montreuil
2017: Art Fair Luxembourg / Art and Society Project with UNESCO realization of a film on the theme "Memory of the Future" / Organization of a collective exhibition "Walls and Rights" in Association with Act Up, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
2016 : Permanent exhibition, Galerie Art Génération, Paris / Galerie Art Bref, Paris / Urban Art auction in Drouot, Vermot et Associés Sales House / Mural place de la République "Je suis Charlie" / Mural on Saint Martin Paris "Love 4 All" on the theme of equal LGBT rights/ Mural rue Alibert Paris in homage to the victims of November 13 / Fresco for the International Day against Homophobia, Lesbophobia and Transphobia in Beaubourg Paris with the association FIERES and AIDES
2015: Cat exhibition, Galerie La Bohème, Deauville / "Super Héros" exhibition, Centre d'animation René Goscinny / Exhibition around the publication of the book on Street art and cats, Electron libre Rivoli, Paris / Collective collages with "Walls and Rights" against electric circus expulsions, filmed performance, projection and presentation of works under the direction of Kiki Picasso / Mural rue Françoise Dolto Paris 13 on the theme of children
2014: Exhibition with Mesnager, Speedy Graphito, Bazooka, the" King's Queer Art Collection", Galerie Bonnet, Paris / "Tétris", Nunc Gallérie / Exhibition around Star Wars, Galerie La Bohème, Deauville / Collective exhibition Rue Stick, Mairie de Puteau / Exhibition Galerie Duffay, Bonnet, Paris14 : Live collages of posters painted on canvas sold by auction
2013: Space Junk gallery in Lyon / Exhibition, ISBA Beaux Arts de Besançon, Live
Magazines: Area Revue 2012, Clara Magazine 2013, Le Bonbon 2014, L'art Matteur 2015, Street Art Magazine 2016/2017/2018, New York Times 2016
Books: Charlie ou la mémoire des murs Omniscience 2015 editions, Ma gueule par mes potes Omniscience 2015 editions, Street Cats Omniscience 2015 editions, Street art Paris Claude Degoutte Omniscience 2016 editions, Street Dogs Claude Degoutte Omniscience 2017 editions, Street art Paris 2 Claude Degoutte Omniscience 2018 editions