Artist oakoak brightens his home town of Saint Etienne with quirky and humourous street art. Working with cracked pavements and distorted pedestrian crossings, he creates pieces that bring colour and joy to his otherwise drab city.
“Since I come from Saint Etienne, an old industrial city which is now in reconversion, I have the need to make my city less “grey” and at the same time, funnier. Humor is really important to me. It’s definitely the most important element in what I do.
My main interest is giving importance to places and objects that people don’t notice anymore. I walk a lot every day and that’s how I get to find new attractive places with urban elements such as broken walls for example. When I see something interesting during my walks, I measure it and study it, and I come back later to make the collage. I prefer to prepare the drawings and drafts at home.”
You can see more from him here.