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Raf Urban / emerging

It is the stencil technique which attracts him, for its efficiency, its repetition, its multiple possibilities, its militant and poetic side, this tool becomes its favorite mode of expression, that he lays since on the walls.

Presentation

Self-taught artist, born in 1971, RAF URBAN grew up in the southern suburbs of Paris. In the 80s, it is under the influence of the urban culture that he evolves in contact with the atmosphere of the street, discovering the graffiti and hip-hop movement which develops in the district of Les Halles, the palisades of the Louvre, the Stalingrad field, where he spends a lot of time immersing himself and drawing inspiration from the creations of the artists of the time.

Biography

Self-taught artist, born in 1971, RAF URBAN grew up in the southern suburbs of Paris. In the 80s, it is under the influence of the urban culture that he evolves in contact with the atmosphere of the street, discovering the graffiti and hip-hop movement which develops in the district of Les Halles, the palisades of the Louvre, the Stalingrad field, where he spends a lot of time immersing himself and drawing inspiration from the creations of the artists of the time.

It is the stencil technique which attracts him, for its efficiency, its repetition, its multiple possibilities, its militant and poetic side, this tool becomes its favorite mode of expression, that he lays since on the walls.

RAF URBAN uses his stencils, from which colourful faces are born, to spread a message of diversity, hope and tolerance to as many people as possible, as well as questioning our ability to turn towards others and live in harmony.

You can find his work on the walls of many cities around the world: Paris, Turin, Roma, Barcelona, London, New York, Toronto, Montreal ..

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