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Jef Aérosol

Born in: 1957

France

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Biography

Jef Aérosol, in one name, has given us the universe. We can already hear the sound of the ball which resonates against the walls with spray paint and can smell the solvent, freed through the spray.

Born in Nantes in 1957, Jef Aérosol, his real name Jean-François Perroy, is a French graffiti artist. He belongs to the first wave of street artists, who developed their stencil in the 80's. "Blek Le Rat", "Miss Tic" or Epsylon Point, all these names are considered as true icons and the founding fathers of urban art today.

In the whole of France, on can see figures emerge and it is their black silhouette which gives them life. Jef Aérosol began in Tours, Orléans and Lille before attacking London, Rome, Lisbon and Brussels...His passion for street is due to the punk movement, which made a lot of noise in 1980, a cultural mosh which brought along artists from various horizons.

Before beginning his career, Jef Aérosol was an English teacher, but his desire for music and art in general, slowly made him change paths. He draws inspiration from rock iconography, as he was also a member of this group and drew inspiration from icons like Clash or Bob Dylan, as well as vinyl covers.

When the artist embarked on ephemeral art, music is not his only creative motor but also names like Ernest Pignon Ernest and Georges Rousse, legendary names for murals.

Initially, the subjects for his stencil work was his own self, Jef Aérosol. Following this, he used the rock generation personalities like Elvis Presley or Jimmy Hendrix, and froze their portraits between two lanes, whether they were a star or not, each one became a VIP (Very Important Pochoir) for him. This is how he began taking musicians or passers by on the street as models...

His work stands out due to the red arrow in all his drawings, but which doesn't have a precise explanation. He is mostly famous for « Sitting Kid » a stencil, symbolizing a young child who is alone and withdrawn. This became famous around the world and is now part of the Wall of China.

But distance isn't his only victory. On a wall in Paris, in front of the Stravinsky fountain of Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, a face looks at us, with eyes that clearly hint that it's time to be quiet. "Chuuut " is his biggest work, it measures 350 m2 (22 x 14 m).

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Jef Aérosol, Looking down, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Looking down, 2018
59.1 x 25.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,382

Jef Aérosol, Butterfly Cowboy, Print

Jef Aérosol

Butterfly Cowboy, 2017
27.6 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,476

Jef Aérosol, Monika, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Monika, 2012
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,937

Jef Aérosol, Teenager, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Teenager, 2018
33.5 x 33.5 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$6,398

Jef Aérosol, Mappelthorpe et Patti Smith, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Mappelthorpe et Patti Smith, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,937

Jef Aérosol, Sans titre, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sans titre, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,429

Jef Aérosol, Sitting kid, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sitting kid, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,429

Jef Aérosol, Tango, Print

Jef Aérosol

Tango, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$677

Jef Aérosol, Butterfly Cowboy, Print

Jef Aérosol

Butterfly Cowboy, 2017
27.6 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,476

Jef Aérosol, Arno, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Arno, 2014
78.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$5,537

Jef Aérosol, Jeune berbère, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Jeune berbère, 2017
24.8 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,676

Jef Aérosol, Sans titre, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sans titre, 2016
34.3 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,553

Jef Aérosol, Black boy, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Black boy, 2018
50.4 x 25.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,382

Jef Aérosol, Femme couchée, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Femme couchée, 2018
17.7 x 61 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,382

Jef Aérosol, Fiddlin'boy, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Fiddlin'boy, 2018
43.9 x 25.8 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,382

Jef Aérosol, Patti Smith, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Patti Smith, 2012
48.4 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$7,259

Jef Aérosol, Long haired girl, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Long haired girl, 2016
16.5 x 26 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,953

Jef Aérosol, Last of the Mohawks, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Last of the Mohawks, 2018
45.7 x 24.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,429

Jef Aérosol, Sitting kid & butterflies, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sitting kid & butterflies, 2014
43.3 x 66.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$11,935

Jef Aérosol, The Kid, Painting

Jef Aérosol

The Kid, 2017
25.6 x 27.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,152

Jef Aérosol, La Mandoline, Painting

Jef Aérosol

La Mandoline, 2017
37.8 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,152

Jef Aérosol, I love Brussels, Painting

Jef Aérosol

I love Brussels, 2016
63 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$11,074

Jef Aérosol, Marc et le poisson, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Marc et le poisson, 2016
78.7 x 66.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$19,687

Jef Aérosol, Dylan Smoking, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Dylan Smoking, 2014
39.4 x 63 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$12,427

Jef Aérosol, Dali & Picasso, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Dali & Picasso, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Sitting Kid, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sitting Kid, 2008
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, The Geisha, Painting

Jef Aérosol

The Geisha, 2010
78.7 x 37 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Nirvana, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Nirvana, 2016
53.1 x 86.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Le Flûtiste, Print

Jef Aérosol

Le Flûtiste, 2012
26 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
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Jef Aérosol, Stan, Print

Jef Aérosol

Stan, 2016
23.2 x 16.1 inch
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Jef Aérosol, Geisha, Print

Jef Aérosol

Geisha, 2012
27.2 x 16.5 x 0.8 inch
Print

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