MonkeyBird is the association of two French artists (Louis Boidron & Edouard Egea), who have chosen to transcribe social themes in wall stories, thanks to the representation of totem animals with elaborate symbolism.
The bird is used as a personification of the human soul from which the notions of freedom, escape and play of mind flow. The monkey refers to the primitive human condition and the means used to resist our own nature. It therefore echoes the principles of architecture and social apparatus.
MonkeyBird encourage people to find the right balance between their material obsessions and their fantasies of freedom in order to build themselves as social animals.
Their inspiration is mainly drawn from sacred or lyrical works such as illuminations, stained glass, architectural ornamentation but also fantastic illustrations from the period “Arts and Crafts” or Japanese prints.
Both artists begin to work in the street before investing the walls of museums and institutions. They do not give up their first place of expression and multiply the techniques and experiences according to the selected space: stencils, engravings, linocuts, removal of the material, drawings, cut-outs or canvas posters. glass. Artists with a striking graphic originality, they fill the international urban landscape with the poetry of their Artworks.
Pictures by About-Street-Art
Video: Urban Art Biennale 2017, Völklingen, Germany