Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido Mediating the Streets With Abstract Color in Corbeil-Essonnes. France

A public/private mural campaign in the southern suburbs of Paris continues to bring international Street Artists to create works for the public space. While France continues to grapple with an increase of new immigrants, a rise in right wing sentiments and xenophobic attitudes toward populations that differ from the dominant culture, projects like this may help keep the peace and foster community.

Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido. . Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud. Corbeil-Essonnes. France. (photo © Mathgoth Gallery)

The Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud continues with their mural program here with a fresco on the “Paul Langevin” school, named after the prominent French physicist who developed Langevin dynamics and the Langevin equation. Art duo Mina Hamada and Zosen Bandido live in Barcelona and braved the rains here during a week of painting 5 walls to create an abstract collection of “Spring Colour” in a rather spontaneous way.

Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido. . Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud. Corbeil-Essonnes. France. (photo © Mathgoth Gallery)

“They were the best ambassadors for painting a wall in a popular neighborhood where people of different origins and religions live together,” says Jourdain, who curates the ongoing festival. In an atmosphere where tensions between cultures has hit some high points in recent years nationally and locally, the artists themselves hail from Japan and Argentina are quite familiar with some of the issues at hand here.

“That is also why we have chosen light, simplified forms,” say Hamada and Zosen in a joint statement. “We want to paint creations that speak to everyone’s heart, that are accessible to everyone and give joy.”

 

Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido. . Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud. Corbeil-Essonnes. France. (photo © Mathgoth Gallery)

Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido. . Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud. Corbeil-Essonnes. France. (photo © Mathgoth Gallery)

Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido. . Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud. Corbeil-Essonnes. France. (photo © Mathgoth Gallery)

Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido. . Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud. Corbeil-Essonnes. France. (photo © Mathgoth Gallery)

Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido. . Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud. Corbeil-Essonnes. France. (photo © Mathgoth Gallery)

Mina Hamada & Zosen Bandido. . Wall Street Art Festival of Grand Paris Sud. Corbeil-Essonnes. France. (photo © Mathgoth Gallery)

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