La Rouille “The Street Art Accursed Poet”

Hello “La Rouille”, delighted to meet you. I discovered your artwork a short time ago. I found it fascinating and interesting and I wanted  to share my discovery with  StreetArt360 readers .


Interview with French Street Artist La Rouille – 26th May 2017

La Rouille, translates in English to “the Rust”   So, why did you choose this artist  name?
I was always  fascinated by the texture of Rust, its  color and its way of evolving in time … Also as a Child my father nicknamed me this,  in reference to my hair color …
Which region of France do you come from?
I was born in Savoie, afterwards I have been very busy moving around. Currently I am settled in Brittany  (Ile et vilaine) but I plan to go discover new horizons …

La Rouille Street artist and Painter
La Rouille Artist and Painter

Have you been painting for a long time? How did everything start (At school? Later?)
I started about 4 years ago a bit of a whim. Before painting I practiced climbing intensively, nearly obsessively, but due to a health problem with my hands  and also moving from a mountain part of France to Brittany (Much more flat place ) …  I had to discover  a new Passion … which became painting. As a Child I had always drawn and taken a particular interest in the history of art but had never  followed any study in art, drawing, painting  …

La Rouille -street-art-Meucon
La Rouille -street-art-Meucon

It seems to me that there is a lot of nostalgia and emotion in your artwork. Is this a message that you wish to show  or is it purely aesthetic?
Melancholy, regret, nostalgia, are feelings that have always touched me …
You are based in  Brittany like Miossec (Famous French Singer) , and I feel as i  see your artworks a strong analogy to the texts of this singer . Do you agree?
Surely from the side of melancholy most predominantly … Thank you for the comparison …

La Rouille At Work
La Rouille At Work

Or maybe a little bit like a poet showing things in pictures and not in  words ?  A bit  like a visual Rimbaud, Verlaine or Baudelaire?
The other day watching a TV program ,  I forgot the name , a heard a sentence which strongly touched me “happiness is variety, sadness is a poem …” All is in this few words !
Do you paint only on walls or on other supports?
No I paint on any support as long as it inspires me …

La Rouille Artwork photo by Oscar Giampaoli
La Rouille Artwork photo by Oscar Giampaoli

Have you already exhibited?
Yes, I presented my work in two separate solo shows in 2015 first at the Lavomatik, and the second at Creative door. This year I presented part of my work (sort of retrospective) in  Rennes in a confidential little gallery “the White Shadow”. And currently I’m working on a new collection for a future exhibition …
where can we admire your works of street art?
Street art, I do not know, … I’m not fond of this term “foutrax” ,  the term Pictorial is better for me. You can see the majority of my work  in Brittany and also in  France, Italy and Spain …

MUR Oberkampf in Paris by La Rouille
MUR Oberkampf in Paris by La Rouille

Have you ever collaborated with other artists?
Yes a little bit when I first started painting. With Swing for example but nowadays  I’m rather lonely …
Projects in the coming months? Exhibitions? Festival ….
A lot of work in the workshop for the next exhibition, trip to Italy, Spain, Eastern Europe for walls and meetings and especially take care of my daughter …

La Rouille Artwork in Italy - Photo by Massimiliano Merli
La Rouille Artwork in Italy – Photo by Massimiliano Merli

Is there a place, a city where you dream to paint?
The Bayou, Mostar, everywhere in fact …
Would you like to work with another artist in the coming months? If so, who in particular.
With those I love humanely and artistically such as Ze Carrion, Bossoleti, or Gomez
Would you like to tell us something more?
« Chaque jour et une fête … » which means in English Every day is a feast …


Links to Discover La Rouille Artworks: WebsiteFacebookInstagram


La Rouille Artwork Gallery:

Madame Rêve by La Rouille
“Madame Rêve” by La Rouille
La Rouille in Genoa Italy with Ze Carrion
La Rouille in Genoa Italy with Ze Carrion
La Rouille Large Mural
La Rouille Large Mural
La Rouille woman portrait mural
La Rouille woman portrait mural “detail”
La Rouille Mural in Spain
La Rouille Mural in Spain
La Rouille Street Art
La Rouille Street Art
La Rouille Artwork
La Rouille Artwork
La Rouille Mural
La Rouille Mural
La Rouille Festival Muracci Nostri Prima valle Rome
La Rouille Festival Muracci Nostri Prima valle Rome
La Rouille Art
La Rouille Art
La Rouille portrait
La Rouille portrait
La Rouille street art
La Rouille street art
La Rouille Portrait
La Rouille Portrait
La Rouille Street Art
La Rouille Street Art
La Rouille Mural Art
La Rouille Mural Art
Portrait in Nature by La Rouille
Portrait in Nature by La Rouille
Portrait by La Rouille
Portrait by La Rouille
Portrait by La Rouille - Detail
Portrait by La Rouille – Detail
woman body painted mural by La Rouille
“woman body” by La Rouille

Photos by Courtesy of La Rouille 

 

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Alex says:

    Magnifique !

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  2. Anallasa says:

    ¡Fabuloso! Expresa de maravilla la melancolía.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mary Young says:

    Such an amazing and talented Artist!

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