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F is for… Face on the Wall

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Red-faced in Shoreditch

These fun 3D faces pop up all over the world.

They are the work of Gregos, a French self-taught artist.  His graffiti paintings first appeared in Paris in the late 1980s, but in 1997, after 2 years in Athens, Gregos started to experiment with sculpting.

He returned to Paris in 2006, via Boston, and resumed practicing street art in Montmartre, where he brought together the variety of techniques he had developed over the years.  The result was a series of 3D replicas of his own face, each one depicting his mood of the day.

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To date, there are over 1000 Gregos faces around the world, the majority of which are in his home town of Paris.  They vary widely: tiny to large; happy to sad; front-on or profile; stand-alone or part of a larger piece.  There are even some disguised as Simpsons characters.

Part of the April A to Z , ABCW and Alphabe Thursday.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 7 April 2015aDSC_0636_pp

29 replies »

  1. Firstly my apologies for a late comment, i have been far to busy repairing my blog after a moval from one host to another… and taking care of other things that needed to be taken care of since my husband and i have health issues at the same time.

    till now i did not know about the artist nore his work… but i do like it 😉

    have a nice weekend

    Melody (abc-w-team)


  2. I’m with LeslieBC on this, I find the faces rather spooky too!
    Would love to visit Montmartre, read so much about it.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.


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