Monsieur Chat

Thomas Vuillé is a Franco-Swiss visual artist from the urban art scene, known worldwide as the creator of the famous Monsieur Chat, who made his first appearances in France in the 1990s. In 2004, the famous director Chris Marker made him the main thread of his film Chats perchés which was screened at the TriBeCa festival in New York and at the Centre Georges Pompidou, accompanied for the occasion by the creation of a gigantic cat on the forecourt of the national museum of contemporary art.

Counted among the references of European street art, the big smile of the Cat, well known to Parisians, now illuminates the walls of cities on all continents: from New York to Tokyo through Dakar, Sao Paolo or Seoul where a large exhibition was recently dedicated to him. In his search for dialogue and unusual intervention in everyday public space, Thomas Vuillé also likes to take to the streets by creating ephemeral artistic performances that question our relationship to social ties and daily life.

“The framework of my work is the city, its streets, its walls, and the eyes of those who inhabit it. I seek to create supports for the narration of the city for its inhabitants, participating in the birth and exchange of a culture of proximity.” 2007 M.CHAT editions Alternatives.

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