“I had originally been planning to do a more elaborate painting on the walls of the upper floors, but they had too many holes in them. So instead, I made do with this doorway, where I painted the first letter of my pseudonym as a logo. A great big “A” – half letter, half character. I’ve always liked doing throw-ups, and over time I’ve developed them, doing my best to bring them to life. The drips come from the fact that in Brittany, where I come from, the wind and the rain are familiar elements, which is why I’ve incorporated them into my creations.”
The artist biography:
Graffiti artist Avery comes from Brittany, where he discovered tagging in 1991. Tagging was in fact fairly uncommon in that region back then, so his sources of inspiration were paintings created by Parisian and British graffiti artists who were passing through. The years went by, and the 2000s saw Averi using Brittany as his canvas, doing a spot of painting almost anywhere (motorways, railways etc). He then became interested in graffiti in authorised locations and developed his own style, halfway between lettering and characters. Today, he holds workshops and performances and organises festivals, such as the graffiti-oriented portion of the “Vieilles Charrues” festival in the town of Carhaix, Brittany.