Back in 2013 we first posted about the humorous pop culture-themed street art of French artist OakOak. In the intervening year he has created many more wonderful interventions on walls, street fixtures, and other urban detritus, and his latest work on his Facebook page. OakOak talks about his motivation and process in this short statement to Bulkka:
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.
photos via OakOak
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