Galérie Itinerrance was established in 2004. Located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris close to the Seine and the National Library, it forms part of a thriving economic and cultural urban network.
Having become a key venue for street art, Itinerrance exhibits street artists
The Tour 13 will soon be gone, but its memory will live on through the photos, videos, and multi-media content that has been created by its many fans.
The exterior was painted by eL Seed, a talented Tunisian artist, born in France and now living in Canada, who describes his work as “Arabic Inspired Street Painting.”
The spiderwebs, the dust, the forgotten things left behind, this darkness is what inspired Legz to create his introspective work. (French language).
The artists Lek and Sowat use a blacklight to make their work come alive.
Lek & Sowat often collaborate with other artists. In the basement they work with Legz and Roti, each his own style, as if they playing free jazz, each contributes his own melody. (French Language).
French artist Roti began to paint on walls and freight trains parked in his neighbourhood. A trained stonemason, Roti navigates between sculpture, printmaking and painting.
Roti speaks of his work in the basement, a menacing and dark place, a fitting place for his Minotaur. In his work he examines the impact of sculpture on the world of graffiti. (French Language)
A multi-media artist based in France, Rodolphe Cintorino navigates between installations, performances, photos, videos and drawings.
A native of the suburbs of Paris, Rea got into the in hip-hop and graffiti scene in his teens. His organic 3-D style is geared towards exploring abandoned sites.
"Language is our most fundamentally fantastic invention." Guy Denning discusses his punk-inspired, politically-engaged stencil art. (English language)
Nemi has been painting exclusively with the spray can since the early 90s. With a taste for drawing and illustration, he pastes the stylized fish that he uses as his logo on the streets of Paris.
Nemi "Uhu" speaks of putting his signature fish avatar all over the city, an endeavor "super megalomaniac." (French language).
Shaka produced his first wild creations in the 90s, inspired by 80s counter-cultural movements. His work combines expression and movement in a 3D style.
Through stenciling, posters, installations and performance, +- is defined as a brand against brands, with a utopian mission to present itself as an antidote to advertising.
Mar describes the "visual mind games" his work plays (English language.)
With a solid background in drawing acquired in an animation studio, Mar quickly distinguished himself on the Portuguese graffiti scene with deformed and colourful characters.
Following many years spent in front of a computer, Mario Belem tried his hand at spray painting after being struck by a large mural in the heart of Lisbon.
"I could only imagine a very unhappy growing up in this room. This was the starting point." Belem discusses the inspiration behind his haunting work. (English Language).
Kruella: Born on a dark Halloween night, Kruella has always had a marked taste for the strange and surreal. Corleone: A designer influenced by graffiti, falsely naive and modern illustrative style.
In the organic flow of lines, characters, shapes, colours and compositions that form Paulo Arraiano’s visual universe...
Artist Arriano in creating his organic designs.
Simple, flexible, soft forms and especially the permanent motion that makes Pantonio's work look like an urban dance that he produces from country to country.
Pantonio speaks about his creative process, which involves more feeling than thinking. (English language).
Two Milanese creatives, Wally and Alita, share the same passion for. Working with form as much as with material, they draw inspiration from both high and low culture.
3Using stencils or posters, Hogre is interested in lateral thinking and disorder as an alternative system to the established order.
3With a style comprising geometric shapes and bright colours, close to illustration, Italian street artist Agostino Iacurci works on walls as well as canvas or paper.
4This work by Tunisian artist Dabro is incredibly well realized and so expressive !
4Of Togolese origin, Gilbert's work draws on his own mixed heritage in which he blends the languages of his African, Asian and European roots.
4From his earliest years Katre was interested in comics, photography and drawing. He is now passionate about graffiti art as it enables him to express himself externally and use all kinds of surfaces.
Katre integrates photos he has taken in an abandoned factory in the suburbs of Paris, creating the illusion of an immense destroyed place in the small apartment. (French language).
5Vexta is not only recognized as one of the few women to come out of the Australian scene - her renown is based above all on a personal universe that she transfers to canvas or to the street.
5Wissem Soussi is a Tunisian designer who works mainly in the automotive world.
5A multifaceted artist, Seth draws on his experiences as an eternal traveller and transcribes his love for popular culture with finesse and sensitivity.
5Gérard Laux started urban painting in 1989 in the Moskowa district of Paris. The use of polychrome stencils was colorful and joyful from the start and was immediately supported by local residents.
6Gael arrived in January, he was the last resident of the building and the permanent tenant of the Tour Paris 13.
Brazilian artist Speto speaks about his inspiration and technique. (Portuguese language).
6Loyola is a young Brazilian artist who is constantly developing. She mainly paints women and colourful characters on the walls of Sao Bernardo do Campo, a small city near to Sao Paulo.
6Inti is a Chilean urban artist whose influences stem from Latin American socialist murals and graffiti art. In his work he cites and exploits iconographic elements.
6A fine arts graduate from Paris, Inti Ansa both a painter and an illustrator. For two years, she has been painting outside her studio, producing large murals, notably in Latin America.
6Sharing the same ideas and desires to promote graffiti through different expressive forms, Otito, Zagz, Meduza and Lai are multiplying their productions and connections worldwide.
6Most of the time, his paintings depict the inhabitants of the district, produced in stencil based on his own photos.
6Brazilian street artist Ethos' art is intimately linked to the town where he was born and brought up: Sao Paulo.
7eL Seed, has reinvented and transformed classical Arabic calligraphy and has thus established himself as one of the precursors of Calligraffiti.
For several years El Seed has written only in Arabic. He does not translate his work, and it thus becomes an invitation to discover the poetry and mystery of the Arabic language. (French language).
7With a desire to demystify traditional calligraphy, French-Tunisian artist Shoof explores line and movement by using the spray can, marker, brush, stencil or anything that may fall into his hands.
7 Is this really A1one?Considered one of the precursors of graffiti in Iran, Alone saw the birth of a new street art scene which today is still extending to the four corners of the earth.
A1one speaks about his work. (Farsi language).
8Nilko's world of science fiction and Hip Hop is today worked in a range of media and his little "White Man" fetish character is always ready to cover the graffiti he crosses with a raging roller.
8 Layer upon layer, David Walker creates a saturation of bright colours that he mutes with the soft lines of his black and white volumes, conjuring up the abstract female faces that comprise his work.
Three dimentional, claustrophobic and drained of color, David Walker discusses the room he created. (English language).
8After studying visual arts, Australian graffiti artist Jimmy C started to produce his visual signature: a multi-coloured pointillist style composed of paint stains, drips and energetic lines.
8Pionneer of the graffitti movement in South America, Cekis began his career as a self-taught artist in the streets of Santiago, Chile, a country deeply marked by the dark years of the dictatorship.
Btoy's work is mostly based on old photographs of the prominent Hollywood actresses from the 20's and the 50's.
8Associating all his portraits with a piece of music, Dan23 is defined as a graphic DJ who here and there distils paintings that are appreciated like a good old 45 record.
8Originally from Barcelona, Uriginal paints psychedelic portraits using a rich color palette. His images are painted on walls and canvas, and through installations produced directly on the street.
Nothing is eternal and it does nothing to struggle against that. Sean Heart embraces the ephemeral nature of street art because it belongs to no one, not even the artist. (French language).
Bom.K transports us to an unsettling freak show and Liliwenn paints portraits of females that simultaneously evoke life, death, fighting spirit and hope.
9A devotee of op-art optical and an expert in Bauhaus educational values, Sebastian Preschoux seeks to challenge automatic work and the infallible path of machines.
Since his "Oediperies", French street artist Alëxone Dizac has not stopped playing with words and colour and creating an extraordinary bestiary in falsely naive lines.
The tower is set for demolition in early 2014. The temporary street art exhibition will be gone forever.