Wednesday, 18 August 2010


Recognised recently for giving Parisians a place to sit in unlikely locations, Arno Piroud crafts together urban art works meant to bring a smile to your face. In fact, the Paris-based contemporary artist has been applying this spirited sense of humor to his sculptural work and street installations for more than decade.

Piroud's art is most at home on city streets, unashamedly amusing passersby... from his ephemeral seats that recondition the trunks of chopped-down trees (some of which have lasted up to two years before being removed), to the heart-shaped filters he applies to traffic lights, piroud is not afraid of creating amusing art. a favourite piece is the tennis court he painted onto a neighbouring roof (above). he is, he says, attempting to "put fiction in reality" in his pursuit of making "contemporary art about the city".

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