Remi Rough in Roubaix, France (2017)

A couple of weeks ago, British artist Remi Rough spent some time in France in occasion of the La Condition Publique‘s  exhibition Street Generation(s) 40 ans d’art urbain curated by Magda Danisz gallery in which Remi Rough, along with other renowned artists, participated.
The mural, painted in Roubaix and curated by Magda Danisz gallery, is a good example of Remi Rough’s work characterised by a continuous exploration of the relationship between balance, tension, colour and geometric theory.

Part of the street art scene since the 1980s, his geometric compositions, whether they are mural or canvases, have as much in common with graffiti as they have with 19th Century Russian constructivism and suprematism. I guess no one has expressed this better than Carlos Mare when he said that “Remi Rough continues to challenge the boundaries of contemporary painting as he traverses between the collected history of art and today’s urban lexicon. Thematically he continues to explore associations between Suprematism concepts, Abstract Expressionism and Graffiti art, which in practice and theory they become ever present. This amalgamation yields a new type of modernist painting, one that reflects his passion for the aforementioned but also his desire re-imagine it all for today’s world.”

Here a few images of his last and stunning mural in France. All photos by the artist.


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.