LEVALET (FR) spent his youth in Guadeloupe but often displays his works on the streets of Paris. He definitely has a sense of the absurd. He fills niches in urban spaces with his black and white drawings that interact with their environment in an original and entertaining way. His figures are often hiding, climbing, peek-a-booing from some crevice in the pavement or object on the street. Sometimes sequential images are placed in an almost sitcom fashion to amuse and befuddle lucky passers by.
Levalet's humour brings to mind the wholesome cheekiness of filmmaker Jacques Tati, touching on our obsession with material goods and the stress of modern living.
Functioning like optical illusions, Levalet's art brings life to the mundane in an unexpected way. Opus Délits has published a book on his works and he is permanently exhibited in the Cabinet d'Amateur gallery.
Web : www.levalet.org