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Wasteland Tunnel Rats

Eliote, Ishem and Félix have created their own parallel worlds there, where they give free rein to their creative energy. From powerful murals to intricate tags and throw-ups, these writers explore the boundaries of language and graffiti on 50 miles of walls. With thick lines, 3D effects, shadows and highlights, they experiment with minimalism, abstraction and geometric patterns, forming a new, abstract language. There are no rules anymore, only energy, mood and inspiration, resulting in surprising and mysterious new works.

The exhibition 'Wasteland Tunnel Rats' is a story about people and their environment. About parallel cities, above ground and underground. Every city has many layers. Subcultures that coexist invisibly. Eliote, Ishem and Félix have created their own parallel worlds in the endless tunnels beneath the city of Marseille. In these tunnels they have created their own landscape. Parallel worlds, planets or universes, where they can experiment and release all their creative energy. From powerful murals about resistance and resilience to intricate tags and throw-ups, Marseille's underground tunnels offer 80 kilometers of stone and concrete walls on which these writers push the boundaries of language every day. There is plenty of experimentation in their murals. The construction and deconstruction of letters. They create their letters with thick, solid lines, with 3D effects, shadows and highlights, and then break these letters down into abstract lines that sometimes become unreadable, but can be admired for their own intrinsic artistic quality. Their work is about innovation, research and the transformation of graffiti into new unknown forms and alphabets. They experiment with minimalism, abstraction, freestyle, anti-style and geometric patterns. With black and white as the main colors, these works have an abstract, graphic quality in which the original letters remain only imaginary. There are no rules anymore. It is about energy, mood and inspiration, which unfolds on the spot in surprising and mysterious new works. As such, they have created a new language of their own.

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Sun 9 Jun
15:00 - 18:00
Sun 22 Sept
15:00 - 18:00

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