Lausanne will shine with bright and vibrant colors from tonight. Birdy Kids are in town. Always on the cutting edge of art, Virginie Bridy and her trendy ArtShop in Lausanne present an exhibition of some chosen artwork of street artists Birdy Kids.
Street Art is not dead
Street Art is a visual art created in public locations. It can be executed in different ways, places and the artist has a vast choice in terms of techniques:
- Spray-Painted Graffiti
- Stencil Graffiti
- Wheat-Pasted Poster art
- Sticker art
- Pop-Up art
- Street Installations
- Street Sculpture
- Video Projections
- Yam Bombing
- Lock On
After the Second World War, the world of arts entered a post-modern phase in which artists decided to quit the traditional art channels like galleries and to explore other ways to exhibit their art. There is a complete refusal of an established system and the idea to explore the city walls was something quite tempting. They bring art to a high social visibility. Art, or popular art gets to the streets and enjoy an extreme day-to-day visibility. The artist wishes to communicate ditectly to the public, a large audience to be exposed to the artist message. in general, street art explores several themes from music, to popular iconography, politics or sport events. Generally we can see socially relevant content with a high degree of aesthetics. Everything started already in the 60’s in the US with post war artwork. The 70’s started spreading street art as part of pop art and the 80’s were the high peak thanks to street culture development:
- Rap Music, street/Urban music
- Electronic Music
- Street dance
- Spray-painted Graffiti
Some street artists use “smart vandalism” as a way to raise awareness of social and political issues. Other street artists simply see urban space as an untapped format for personal artwork, while others may appreciate the challenges and risks that are associated with installing illicit artwork in public places.
Birdy Kids, the legitimate heritage of Street Art
Birdy Kids is a group of French artists from Lyon. Gauthier, Stéphane et Guillaume created Birdy Kids in 1989 in Lyon. They started by creating a cartoon character called Birdy. They tagged Birdy along the high-ways nearby Lyon.
At the beginning, they were considered as vandals and step by step they started being associated with the city cultural scene. They started exhibiting their art in other French cities including Paris. In 2000 they became officially a representative of Street Art. In 2012, Birdy Kids receive the official recognition of their city Lyon by becoming an official Cultural ambassador of Lyon.
Birdy Kids at ArtShop Lausanne
With a edgy and sharp artistic choices, once again ArtShop proposes an unique exhibition currently in Switzerland. By welcoming Birdy Kids in Lausanne, people have the opportunity to discover this original, colorful and vibrant universe of street art. Birdy Kids is not a nostalgic journey to the 80’s. It is a fresh look into Street art. It takes its inspirations from the very beginning of street art and revamps this urban universe with their art. It is a very interesting creative artwork that contrasts with the grey urban landscape.
With this exhibition, Birdy Kids will present a fresh vision of art in which we recover the young child that stands in our hearts. It also provides an emotional feeling in order to remind us our part of humanity.
BIRDY KIDS – From May 29th to June 12th 2015
Rue du Flon 8 – Quartier du Rôtillon
Tel: +41 (0)21 558 62 36
If you live in Lausanne and/or you are passing by in the incoming days, do not hesitate to visit ArtShop. You will be amazed by these team of artists.
Info sourced at ArtShop official communication release, website and Facebook page, Wikipedia and Birdy Kids website. All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available.