Way back in November Marilyn from Kamoon called me up to see if i would like to hang out with her street art loving friend from France, I of course said yes.
We met up outside my fave pho restaurant. I arrived early and began stickering the door when a man in his 50′s, 6 foot 5″ with grey hair walk towards me with my friend Marilyn. As I shook his hand, he noticed the newly placed sticker and said “cool” as he proceeded to add a sticker of his own!
I found out shortly after that his name was Eric and that he started a project called Street Art Without Borders. The project is focused at providing street art and art in general to the masses. He doesn’t create the art himself but acts more as a curator as he goes around various cities choosing ideal sites for the artwork to be displayed. He told me that he carried over 200 pieces with him on arrival in China and plans to display them all during his time in China. The artwork ranges from A4 sized pieces to artwork over 2 meters high!
The project is amazing as he posted work from over 400 artists who send him artwork to display in the cities he visits.Cities and countries he has visited include; Paris, Sau Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Russia, Finland, Japan, Korea and more!!!
I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with him in Shanghai wheat-pasting some artworks around the old town on the Bund. He explained that these are the perfect locations for the art as the locals rarely step into art galleries but that they shouldn’t be deprived of art.
He also took some of my stencils with him and are now available to view in Sau Paulo and Paris!!!