Vitry sur Seine, only a few kilometers from Paris, on the other side of Paris ring road “boulevard périphérique”, is a huge open-air museum for street artists of international renown.
Vitry-sur-Seine is undoubtedly one of the strongholds of urban art and has become an artistic showcase for artists from all over the world. It is even considered as one of the best cities in the world to discover street art and graffiti.
Vitry-sur-Seine is today a high street art place, due to a pioneer of the “genre”: Christian Guémy, aka C215. The artist set up his first studio in 2009 and began to punctuate the streets of his murals with stencils or freehand.
It is not the only street artist to give colors to Vitry-sur-Seine: as soon as leaving the train station, a giant work of the Italian Pixel Pancho welcomes visitors! The young artist Avataar also put his paw on the walls of the city, while Kashink (one of the few girls in this field) proves herself as one of the best female street artists …
Several famous street art names have invested in this city: ROA, Pixel Pancho, Fin Dac, David Walker, Indigo, Liliwenn, Stew, Alice Pasquini, Sonda, SLY2, Borondo, … And many more … so open your eyes!
Approximately 500 artworks are visible all around the bends of the streets and give life to the grey city walls.
ARTWORKS Selection in Vitry Sur Seine:
C215: Christian Guémy, alias C215, installed for several years in Vitry-sur-Seine
ROA: A graffiti artist from Ghent, Belgium.
David Walker: London-based artist
FIN DAC: is an artist born in Ireland but settled in London.
Aka Jimmy C: James Cochran (aka Jimmy C) is an Australian artist hailing from Adelaide in Australia, and now living in London.
Alice Pasquini: Alice is a visual artist from Roma in Italy.
BORONDO: Spanish street artist Gonzalo Borondo uses Vitry sur Seine as his canvas.
INDIGO: A graffiti and street–art artist from Vancouver- Canada
SONDA: graffiti and street–art artist from Milan
BEBAR: French Street Artist
KOUKA: A graffiti and street–art artist from Paris
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada: Spanish Street Artist from Barcelona
SETH Globepainter: French street artist Julien Malland, better known as Seth Globepainter
HOPNN: Italian Street Artist
Liliwenn: French Street Artist from Britanny
ALEX Mac 3HC: French Street Artist
KASHINK: A French street artist who lives in Paris. “She paints huge four eyed characters in a very distinctive style”
Andrew Wallace: English Street Artist
ZABOU: French street artist and graphic designer based in London
SLY2: French street artist from Colombes
STEW: a French contemporary artist born in 1978 in Les Lilas, Paris
ELLE: Elle is a female graffiti and street artist turned muralist based in between Brooklyn and LA
DaCruz: French Street Artist
Vinie Graffiti: Female French street artist from Montreuil
PEETA: Peeta is a graffiti talented artist from Venice, Italy.
Street Art Hotspots in Vitry sur Seine:
VitryFada Bar 5 Place du 19 mars 1962 Vitry-sur-Seine
OpenSky Gallery: corner Av Roger Derry and Rue du 18 juin 40 – Vitry sur Seine
Books about street art in Vitry sur Seine :
“Vitry vit le street art”, by Brigitte Silhol, Nath Oxygène and Juliette Rouly, 2011
“Vitry Ville Street Art, l’aventure continue” by Brigitte Silhol and Nath Oxygène, 2013