“The worst thing about being a tourist is having
other tourists recognize you as a tourist.”
~ Russel Baker ~
Photo of Gregos’ street art work taken on the Quai Saint-Michel in Paris in May 2016.
More information about the artist Gregos and further inks can be found here on an earlier blog: https://nitepoetry.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/gregos-street-artist/
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Categories: Paris, Perspective, Photography, Poetry, Street Art
Tags: Graffiti, Gregos, Paris, Perspective, Photography, Poetry, Street Art
Back in June I posted a poem entitled The Face (https://nitepoetry.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/the-face/) that was accompanied by a photo of a face mask on the Pont de la Tournelle. At the time I didn’t know who the street artist was but now I can identify him as an artist named Gregos. Here is a slightly modified biography from his web site: Born in 1972, he grew up in the northern suburbs of Paris (Gonesse, Villiers le Bel). Self-taught, his first steps in street art were in graffiti painting during the late 80s, early 90s. In 1997, after 2 years in Athens, Greece, he started experimenting with sculpting and molding techniques. In 2003, he went to Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied acrylic and oil painting techniques. Back in Paris in 2006, he returned to his first love: street art. In the Montmartre district, where he now lives, he has involved himself in the ever present street art in this area of Paris. Inventing his own 3D concept, utilizing all the techniques he has developed and taught himself over the years, he now concentrates on creating a replica of his face, with different humors, that he paints and then glues on the walls of Paris. Each face is a sort of self-portrait of the day to express his humors, his past, present, and future, everything that makes him the artist that he is…
Gregos’ website can be accessed here:
Photo taken in the 3rd arrondissement in Paris in September 2015.
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Categories: Art, Painting, Paris, Perspective, Photography
Tags: Art, Graffiti, Gregos, Painting, Paris, Perspective, Photography, Street Art