KURAR

Paris / France

Aurélien Descours also known as Kurar, was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 1983 and started working on 3D letters in his early graffiti years in the 1990s. French artist Kurar’s techniques include stencil, fresco and collage. He is best known for his contrasting artworks in grey, black and highlighting fluorescent colours addressing social and political issues. His works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / KURAR

Aurélien Descours also known as Kurar, was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 1983 and started working on 3D letters in his early graffiti years in the 1990s. French artist Kurar’s techniques include stencil, fresco and collage. He is best known for his contrasting artworks in grey, black and highlighting fluorescent colours addressing social and political issues. His works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Over the years he developed his stencil techniques to address more complex social issues like post-urbanization, climate change, terrorism and violence. The combination of black, grey and fluorescent colours is not the only contrast Kurar uses to reflect his ideas of modern society. Making children his main subject and surrounding their innocence by weapons and symbols of modern age, is a social commentary, too. Infancy as a symbol emphasizes its effects. Kurar lives and works in Paris, France, and his artworks have been exhibited in galleries all over Europe and the US since 2013.

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