“I wrote this text in 2002 because I had the impression that the methods available for controlling people and restricting their freedom were constantly on the increase. The sentences I paint are often taken from a notebook I had at that time, and which I was bringing to life while trying out a variety of different writing techniques. Some involved pictures and others, like this one, simply used brush strokes. I had chosen this doorway for the photograph and for its attractive colours. Today, instead of “dans le bruit” (“in noise”), I might well have written “avec violence” (“with violence”).

The artist biography:
Born in France in 1981, Sean Hart has been voluntarily homeless for the past 3 years: a street artist who travels and works without authorisation – but also without concealing his name or his face – in towns throughout the world. He sees his work as a set of poetic messages encompassing various different series of work and covering a wide range of different media: painting, photography, video, sculpture, installation, performance art and short films. Each work represents fragmented pages of an intimate diary – a travel journal formulated as a cocktail of challenging poetic images.


  • Title: Freedom by Sean Hart
  • Creator: Sean Hart
  • Date: 2008
  • Physical Location: pantin
  • Location Created: pantin

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