La rouille

Rennes / France

La Rouille, whose name translates to ‘rust’, is a French street artist who lives and works near Rennes. La Rouille did not start working on murals until 2013 where, within a few years managed to make a name for himself and started exhibiting his art in galleries, around France, displaying works on canvas and other surfaces. La Rouille has collaborated with URBAN NATION by contributing his works on a Community Wall project in 2016. […]

Biography / La rouille

La Rouille, whose name translates to ‘rust’, is a French street artist who lives and works near Rennes. La Rouille did not start working on murals until 2013 where, within a few years managed to make a name for himself and started exhibiting his art in galleries, around France, displaying works on canvas and other surfaces. La Rouille has collaborated with URBAN NATION by contributing his works on a Community Wall project in 2016.

La Rouille’s name could not fit his work any better. Using dark contrasts and faint colours, his artworks resemble material frail from rust. The dissolving silhouettes of portraits and headshots, inspired by forgotten and abandoned urban landscapes as well as decayed buildings, have a ghost-like glare to them. With no history and experience in painting, the self-taught artist focuses on conveying feelings of melancholy, regret and nostalgia trying to connect them to history and time, both physically and intellectually. That way, he creates haunting murals that often add to their eerie surrounding.

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