inti in the 13th, Paris

There are two very large murals in Paris by South American street artist INTI.  INTI was born in Valparaíso, Chile and he takes his name from the Quechua word for ‘the Sun’.

The first mural is a tall one on the side of an apartment building on Avenue L’Italie near Rue Du Tage in the 13th arrd.   Its title is “Our Utopia is Their Future”.

 

 a large multi storey vertical mural on the side of an apartment building in Paris called 'Our Utopia is Their Future' by inti -

part of a large multi storey vertical mural on the side of an apartment building in Paris called 'Our Utopia is Their Future' by inti - a child is working a puppet who in turn has a small puppet on a string

part of a large multi storey vertical mural on the side of an apartment building in Paris called 'Our Utopia is Their Future' by inti - a puppet of a man in a suit and tie, on a string

part of a large multi storey vertical mural on the side of an apartment building in Paris called 'Our Utopia is Their Future' by inti - boys feet

The second INTI mural is also in the 13th arrd.  This time it is a very large horizontal mural on a fence.  It’s also difficult to take a picture of the whole thing!  It seems to be a doll dressed in a patchwork of colours and patterns filled with symbols.  His knees are wooden masks and he has two gold charms attached to his belt.

long horizontal mural of a man with many hats above his head, by Inti, in Paris, on a concrete wall

man in a long horizontal mural, cloth puppet like face, dressed in a patchwork of colours and patterns and Inca and South American symbols, two gold good luck charms attached to his belt.

the end of a hotizontal mural of man bedecked in Inca symbols and colours, wood masks on his knees, patterned knit socks with symbols, not matching, rainbow coloured socks with toes.

dancing in the glitter, Paris

I am not sure what they’re really called, or even if they actually have names.    I saw these glittery confetti women dancing on a number of walls in Paris last spring.  They are part of a series called ‘It’s time to dance’ by French street artist SOBR.

Is she still dancing on the walls?

large size paper paste up of a young woman, standing, with a lot of small glittery pieces of paper scattered around her - wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt with a red heart on it

large size paper paste up of a young woman, standing, with a lot of small glittery pieces of paper scattered around her - wearing a black bra top and shorts

large size paper paste up of a young woman, standing, with a lot of small glittery pieces of paper scattered around her - wearing shorts with a belt, a wide bracelet. The top of her head has been ripped off. She seems to be dancing beside a window

large size paper paste up of a young woman, standing, with a lot of small glittery pieces of paper scattered around her - wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt