February 24, 2014

This week’s haiku-with-photo features a street painting in the recognizable style of Julien “Seth” Malland, often called “Globepainter,” or “Globe-Painter.”

Whether you think of street art (also called “urban art” or “guerrilla art”) as unsightly graffiti and disrespectful vandalism, or as “popular art” deserving of our appreciation, it’s hard not to enjoy the pieces done well, with real talent or style.  Seth was born in Paris in 1972 and holds a degree from L’Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs.  He has worked in advertising, traveled the world and published a few books on graffiti and street art.  See more of his work on this website:  www.globepainter.com 

A continually updated, informal review of the Paris guerrilla art scene can be followed on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/StreetArtParisChris

Haiku Guerrilla Art