Fred Le Chevalier started posting photos of his work on MySpace in early 2000. Now, more than 3000 of his collages can be found all over the stone walls of Paris’s Montmartre, Belleville and Le Marais districts, as well as in his hometown (and the mecca of French bande dessinée) Angouleme, in southwest France.
Putting my drawings on the walls of the city is the only way to share and to talk with all the people”
said Fred Le Chevalier in an interview with Street Art Paris.
We walk very fast in Paris… we don’t always have time but sometimes when you see something on the wall you can stop for one second or for ten seconds and slow down… I like this kind of poetry on the street.”
The street artist has certainly captured the French public’s imagination. Last year, his first-ever solo gallery show (at Le Houle Oups) sold out in under an hour. His show last month at Cax Galery in Angouleme was equally successful. Fred is also part of the Street Art Without Borders project, so his paintings can be found in major cities in Germany, Denmark, Brazil and Tokyo.