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This rectangular canvas depicts two Quetzalcóatl (feathered snakes) face to face, with in the background a series of signatures (tags). It is part of the Graffiti Story series, which is based on two major elements: the "Oré" graffiti signature and the Quetzalcóatl stencil.
The 2 layers (bottom of tags and foreground of Quetzalcóatl) express the evolution of my painting, both figuratively and technically. These layers function as chronological strata. At the technical level, I went from freehand painting to aerosol to make the tags with the use of stencils to represent the Quetzalcóatl.
“Paint the city of our thousand utopias in a hundred colors”
Currently settled in Normandy, ORÉ began graffiti in 1989. After 10 years of graffiti activism, he discovered during trips to Mexico the mythical pre-Columbian feathered snake, Quetzalcóatl, which will become a central element of his artistic work.
While he still continues to paint spontaneously in the public space, he also creates frescoes as part of official orders, and exhibits his artworks in France and abroad.
He is a regular guest for residencies or performances at urban art events and festivals.
Beyond his passion for the Mayan mythology and the Quetzalcóatl, as a protean artist ORÉ explores all types of themes through a wide variety of techniques (stencil, freehand aerosol, perch roll, collage...).
We can see his Quetzalcóatl carved in wood, then stuck on the walls at the six corners of the hexagon (Paris, Lille, Marseilles, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyon ...) and in the streets of major foreign cities (Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, Brussels, Hamburg, London, Mexico City, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Tokyo).
Since 2011, in parallel to his career as an urban artist, ORÉ has created artworks of Land Art: he made a first monumental stone lettering in Greece at the bottom of Mount Olympus. He since continues this creative path in natural landscapes according to his travels: Valley of Death in California, Bardenas Desert in Spain, Finnish Lapland…