Work by the artist Wxyz as part of a temporary exhibition at the Musée en Herbe located in Paris in the 1st arrondissement, revisiting the characters of "Monsieur Madame".
Mr. Tag is a fictional and modern "Monsieur Madame" who embodies an aerosol bomb tagger in his hand.
The temporary exhibition was a great success relayed by the press.
Biography of the artist:
Wxyz was born in Paris in 1980, he grew up and still works today in eastern Paris.
He owes his artistic awakening to the observation, from a young age, of wall inscriptions. Since 1996, he has painted many walls, mainly in Paris area.
When he was young, before learning how to read, the city was a great theatre of shapes for him.
The letters of store signs and advertising posters fascinated him. The alphabet was something mysterious and magical for him.
One day, when as he just learned how to read, he saw a subway train on the Line 2 which was entirely covered in graffiti that neither he nor his mother could read.
What a surprise he had when he understood a letter could be drawn in a thousand different ways!
Since then, he enjoys transforming letters and looking for new ways to draw Wxyz with ‘all the colours of the alphabet’ as he enjoys telling the children.
In his works, the letter is more than a pseudonym, it serves as a pretext for the exploration of colours and shapes, as a skeleton to abstraction.
Wxyz took part in numerous collective exhibitions and had 2 solos exhibitions in Paris in 2015 and 2020.
- Title of artwork
- Monsieur Tag
- Acrylic on canvas
- Artist's stamp, Hand signed, Signed
- Image size
- 100×100 cm
- Sold with frame