From the parking to the uppercut floor, from the exterior of the hotel to its indoor stairs, all the areas have been built around Marseille Street art.
Come and visit Le Drip's!
Heng starts painting at the end of the 90's. First with graffiti, he makes his début in Avignon, Aix and Marseille.
After a few years painting on walls only, he now works mainly in studios. First inspired by the big city and its excess, perhaps its crualty, he persists to deconstruct the urban landscape, to crack straight-line perspectives, to distort the subject. Naturally, its pieces cover up in dynamic lords, raising from emptiness a chiaroscuro world made of colourful spots and wild perspectives.
For Le Drip's, Heng worked mainly in studio to create the pieces which are in the rooms and made an onsite fresco.
To know more about Heng: www.hengone.fr
"My work is based in street daily scenes. I observe, meetings are spontaneous, sometimes it's just about the beauty in a face or a soul, like for “Merci Papa”, one the encounter which deeply touched me.
The echo from a life to another, I seek human nature…
Those drawn portraits are built like puzzles. I tell the story of a human being, through a juxtaposition of pieces of paper, glued parts, words, as many fragments of life to underlign what struck me during our meeting, rebuilding the original emotion".
From the hall of the hotel, you will be welcome by Balder and his work La Belle de mai.
He worked on the 2nd floor and, more generally he works on the arty aspect of the rénovation and coordinated all the artists to create a harmonious arty space.
Pour en savoir plus sur Balder : www.balder-art.net
Remy Uno is a french painter living and working in Marseille.
Remy Uno began his artistic career as a graffiti artist in Marseille, France at the end of the 90’s. At first he would paint his name on street walls by forming large letters but over time his desire grew to paint people. His work has been exhibited in places like Sao Paulo, New York, Moscow, London, Mexico and Barcelona.
Remy’s work has evolved to full figurative and portrait paintings on canvas. His intimate interpretations of life situations and stories are depicted in his signature style of cutting through the imagery with bold colors and energetic moves.
Remy Uno's pieces can be seen on the 4th floor of the hotel.
To know more about Remy Uno: www.remyuno.com
JBC's universe is a tangle of symbols mixing the Latin -American Barocco style, Soviet realism, erotism, the cult for icons and, paganism in different ways. His themes are aligned with his graphic style that evoke stained-glass windows with larger-than-life characters portrayed in the most absurd and trivial situations. The warm and enveloping colors together with the extravagant vegetation are a reflection of the artist’s imagination, highly focused on the tropics, recalling his frequent travels in South America. His working supports vary from walls, urban landscapes, wood; in fact all kinds of objects and surfaces.
The 5th floor of Le Drip's is dedicated to JBC's work.
To know more about JBC: www.jbc-art.com
Born in Reims in 1982, Jaw spent his childhood in Algeria, and later in southeastern France where he discovered graffiti in the late 90’s. Fascinated by the movement, which was flourishing at the time, the young artist kept scouring the urban landscape for walls and surfaces to paint on.
After higher studies of visual communication at Axe Sud arts school in Marseille, Jaw joined the collective DMV along with people that he considers some of the best French writers. He then travelled around Europe and the world to paint ever bigger murals and take part in more and more ambitious exhibitions.
He moved to Berlin in 2014, and has since refocused his attention from the street to his studio, developing more intimate work on canvas. He now aspires to move away from strict techniques and rather experiment with abstract and intuitive forms of painting, attempting to work with a balance of emotion and spontaneity.
Reconnecting with Marseille, Jaw worked on a fresco in Le Drip's restaurant including a lot of specific Marseille parts.
To know more about Jaw: www.javvs.fr
Coming from the graffiti scene, the artist Dire_132 has a graffiti street artist approach when he decides to paint where he wants and when he wants, or when he retransmits his style on a canvas or a decoration medium.
DIRE began his career in the 90s, before he made his weapons in graffiti at the age of 14, it is there that he began to make his first tags and graffiti with a friend. Stamping walls seduces him, leaving his blaze for him a certain importance, that of emerging from the shadows and not to remain locked in the shackles of society. Having graduated from a school of applied art, he evolves in web design and graphic design but prefers very quickly to take the path of what his hands can do, of what he knows how to do art with his eye. Exiled in the south of France, little by little his work evolves, brings him to find his style, his paw, his signature and it is towards hyper-realistic portraits and astonishing paying homage to the Woman that it will be turn.
To know more about Dire: @Dire13
Born and raised in the high mountains of Savoy, Mademoiselle Maurice is a French artist of 35 years. Following study Architecture in Lyon, worked in Geneva and Marseille she has settled before going live a year in Japan. Following this year in the country of the rising sun, and the tragic events of 11 March 2011 (earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear power plant explosion of Fukushima) while living in Tokyo, she decided to start composing its artistic and urban works in connection with these facts. It is based on the legend of 1000 cranes and Sadako’s story, a little girl who lived the tragedy of Hiroshima.Now based between in Marseille, Mademoiselle Maurice develops and creates in her studio colorful works with the fruits of a rich influences and career lessons. Via paper, paint, metal, or other mixed media and recycled stuffs, she gave birth to works in tune with their daily lives.These fetishes medium are paper and thread, she loves to shape these natural materials in a complex manner.
To know more about Mademoiselle Maurice: www.mademoisellemaurice.co