Katre Installation Les Bains Douches Paris


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It is amazing to see artists like Katre get these opportunities to work in their natural environment. The ephemeral element of the work also correlates to the actual abandoned areas most of these artists work in as this as most of graffiti’s work will be gone. Documentation is the only remembrance. Great work.

Katre graffiti began in Paris in 1993 along with his studies of art. Intrigued by vacant lots and abandoned spaces, he spends his mastery of fine art in 2003 at the Molitor swimming pool in Paris. In 2005, he continued his research by signing the book “Out of Time” (ed Colorszoo) involving fifty artists operating in urban brownfield sites.

Passionate wasteland and abandoned spaces that immortalized by his photographs for over 10 years, the photography book “Out of Time” is the first book with many graffiti artists interventions in land waves and brownfields.

His passion led him to walk the roads in search of brownfields while continuing to paint the walls of Paris. In 2012 he released a second book, “Out of Time 2″ (Pyramyd ed) promises to be a new benchmark in the French street art.

Travel and meeting him several collectives can integrate and participate regularly in festivals around the world (China, Chile, Australia, Spain, Italy …).

His paintings are representative of this world: impressions and photos of abandoned places lettering explosives. Recognition in the middle of graffiti offered an opportunity to participate in several group and solo exhibitions since the mid 2000s. He shows pictorial compositions ignite explosive pretend his photographs of abandoned places it first prints on canvas. His workshop is practical and the perfect connection with his two passions: exploring abandoned places and graffiti.

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