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Jef Aérosol

Born in: 1957

France

Famous artist

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 He is mostly famous for « Sitting Kid » a stencil, symbolizing a young child who is alone and withdrawn.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, South London Tattoo, Painting

Jef Aérosol

South London Tattoo, 2017
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$6,583

Jef Aérosol, Butterfly Cowboy, Print

Jef Aérosol

Butterfly Cowboy, 2017
27.6 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,455

Jef Aérosol, Sans titre, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sans titre, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,365

Jef Aérosol, Teenager, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Teenager, 2018
33.5 x 33.5 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$6,304

Jef Aérosol, Aretha Franklin, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Aretha Franklin, 2014
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,062

Jef Aérosol, Angela Davis, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Angela Davis, 2012
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$10,305

Jef Aérosol, Looking down, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Looking down, 2018
59.1 x 25.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,274

Jef Aérosol, The crowd, Painting

Jef Aérosol

The crowd, 2012
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,334

Jef Aérosol, Butterfly Cowboy, Print

Jef Aérosol

Butterfly Cowboy, 2017
27.6 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,455

Jef Aérosol, Twiggy, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Twiggy, 2017
74.8 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$15,155

Jef Aérosol, Mappelthorpe et Patti Smith, Painting

Jef Aérosol

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

$3,880

Jef Aérosol, Jeune berbère, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Jeune berbère, 2017
24.8 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,607

Jef Aérosol, Sans titre, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sans titre, 2016
34.3 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,486

Jef Aérosol, Long haired girl, Painting

Jef Aérosol

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

$2,910

Jef Aérosol, Arno, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Arno, 2014
78.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$5,456

Jef Aérosol, Black boy, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Black boy, 2018
50.4 x 25.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,274

Jef Aérosol, Femme couchée, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Femme couchée, 2018
17.7 x 61 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,274

Jef Aérosol, Fiddlin'boy, Painting

Jef Aérosol

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

$7,274

Jef Aérosol, The Kid, Painting

Jef Aérosol

The Kid, 2017
25.6 x 27.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,062

Jef Aérosol, La Mandoline, Painting

Jef Aérosol

La Mandoline, 2017
37.8 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,062

Jef Aérosol, Le vieil homme et le chat, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Le vieil homme et le chat, 2018
51.2 x 63.8 inch
Painting

$15,882

Jef Aérosol, My world is yours, Painting

Jef Aérosol

My world is yours, 2012
118.1 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$36,371

Jef Aérosol, Sitting kid & butterflies, Painting

Jef Aérosol

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

$14,670

Jef Aérosol, Marc et le poisson, Painting

Jef Aérosol

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

$21,823

Jef Aérosol, I love Brussels, Painting

Jef Aérosol

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

$13,336

Jef Aérosol, Chevalier, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Chevalier, 2016
31.5 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$5,068

Jef Aérosol, Tango, Print

Jef Aérosol

Tango, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$667

Jef Aérosol, Kerouac, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kerouac, 2010
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$10,972

Jef Aérosol, Kerouac, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kerouac, 2010
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$10,972

Jef Aérosol, Kerouac, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kerouac, 2010
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$10,972

Jef Aérosol, Dylan Smoking, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Dylan Smoking, 2014
39.4 x 63 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$12,245

Jef Aérosol, Morgan avenue Subway station, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Morgan avenue Subway station, 2018
44.9 x 57.5 inch
Painting

$13,942

Jef Aérosol, Des milliers de gens uniques, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Des milliers de gens uniques, 2018
51.2 x 63.8 inch
Painting

$16,185

Jef Aérosol, Sitting Kid, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sitting Kid, 2017
23.6 x 38.6 x 2 inch
Painting

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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, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Bandana, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Bandana, 2017
66.9 x 39.4 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Patti Smith, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Patti Smith, 2012
48.4 x 37.4 x 0.4 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, Geisha, Print

Jef Aérosol

Geisha, 2012
27.2 x 16.5 x 0.8 inch
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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
Print

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