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M. Chat

Born in: 1977

Switzerland

Emergent Artist

Biography

Thoma Vuille is a Franco-Swiss painter, born in Boudry in the canton of Neuchâtel in 1972. He is the creator of the M. CHAT graphic series, a grinning cat soaring over the roofs of Paris.

Thoma Vuille started painting in the streets with acrylic at the age of 15, in memory of his grandfather, who was a house painter. Vuille studied at the Institute of visual Arts of Orléans from 1995 to 2001, but quickly discovered his preference for street art. The idea of M. CHAT came to him in 1997 after a little girl drew a cat during a workshop in a school in Orléans. Thoma Vuille adopted this idea and created his very own M. CHAT, who started by wandering the streets of Orléans before moving to Paris.

Today, the artist and this animal have become an indivisible whole. Who is M. CHAT? The artist or the character? Or is it both? Whether he is alone or not, with or without wings, M. CHAT can no longer be reduced to a simple logo.

With his simple and clear lines, M. CHAT has become an urban symbol bringing joy and optimism to the city. His fame has allowed for variations, changing color and posture but keeping his strong identity. His need for wings is explained by the inaccessible places in which he is represented.

This cat reminds us of another character, Lewis Carroll's "grinning cat", the Cheshire Cat, whose smile never fades. A smile full of infectious enthusiasm, just like Thoma Vuille's art.

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  • Painting

  • Painting Animals

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Street art

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Print

  • Print Street art

  • Drawing

  • Drawing Street art

  • Print Screen print

  • Painting Acrylic

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M. Chat, Bugs Bunny, Painting

M. Chat

Bugs Bunny, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,870

M. Chat, Chat Chat, Sculpture

M. Chat

Chat Chat, 2016
12.2 x 14.2 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,957

M. Chat, C'est beau un Chat de nuit, Print

M. Chat

C'est beau un Chat de nuit, 2016
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$612

M. Chat, M.Chat - HMP 018, Print

M. Chat

M.Chat - HMP 018, 2017
31.1 x 43.7 inch
Print

$1,835

M. Chat, M.Chat - HMP 015, Print

M. Chat

M.Chat - HMP 015, 2017
31.1 x 43.7 inch
Print

$1,835

M. Chat, Sans titre 0417-011, Painting

M. Chat

Sans titre 0417-011, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$2,385

M. Chat, Défense d'afficher, Painting

M. Chat

Défense d'afficher, 2015
39.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$10,396

M. Chat, M.Chat - HMP 012, Print

M. Chat

M.Chat - HMP 012, 2017
31.1 x 43.7 inch
Print

$1,835

M. Chat, M. Chat Parisien, Print

M. Chat

M. Chat Parisien, 2017
15.7 x 27.4 x 0 inch
Print

$465

M. Chat, Graffiti, Painting

M. Chat

Graffiti, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$9,662

M. Chat, Chat blanc avec ailes sur papier affiche vert, Painting

M. Chat

Chat blanc avec ailes sur papier affiche vert, 2009
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,446

M. Chat, Billet de banque 'Banco do Brasil', Painting

M. Chat

Billet de banque 'Banco do Brasil', 2009
2.4 x 4.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,211

M. Chat, Le chat - pape, Painting

M. Chat

Le chat - pape, 2009
2.4 x 4.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,211

M. Chat, Couple de chats volants, Print

M. Chat

Couple de chats volants, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 inch
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M. Chat, New York map Quik et M. Chat, Painting

M. Chat

New York map Quik et M. Chat, 2015
29.1 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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M. Chat, Toits de Paris, Painting

M. Chat

Toits de Paris, 2016
14.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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M. Chat, Paris 2, Painting

M. Chat

Paris 2, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
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M. Chat, Paris, Painting

M. Chat

Paris, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

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M. Chat, M. Chat et Quik, Drawing

M. Chat

M. Chat et Quik, 2015
14.6 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

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M. Chat, Art popof, Painting

M. Chat

Art popof, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

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M. Chat, Chat Lion Belge, Painting

M. Chat

Chat Lion Belge, 2016
35.4 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
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M. Chat, Sieste sur container, Painting

M. Chat

Sieste sur container, 2017
35.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
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M. Chat, Le masque de Mme Chat, Painting

M. Chat

Le masque de Mme Chat, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 inch
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M. Chat, Tutti Frutti, Painting

M. Chat

Tutti Frutti, 2011
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

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M. Chat, Ronron sur container, Painting

M. Chat

Ronron sur container, 2017
35.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
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M. Chat, Chat vole sur container, Painting

M. Chat

Chat vole sur container, 2017
35.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
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M. Chat, Accolade sur container, Painting

M. Chat

Accolade sur container, 2017
35.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

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M. Chat, La siesta, Print

M. Chat

La siesta, 2016
9.8 x 9.8 inch
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M. Chat, Tour Eiffel, Painting

M. Chat

Tour Eiffel, 2015
31.5 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Galerie Brugier Rigail

My urban art collection
From May, 18 To June, 21 2017
Paris - France

Galerie PERAHIA

Urban Air street art exhibition
From March, 16 To April, 8 2017
Paris - France

Galerie Brugier Rigail

Chat s'en va... Chat revient
From December, 1 To December, 24 2016
Paris - France

Galerie Martine Ehmer

Breathe in, breathe out !
From August, 25 To September, 18 2016
BRUXELLES - Belgium

Galerie Martine Ehmer

M. Chat
From February, 20 To April, 3 2017
BRUXELLES - Belgium

Galerie Brugier Rigail

Artworks on paper
From February, 11 To March, 1 2016
Paris - France

Galerie Martine Ehmer

Urban Emulsions
From April, 11 To May, 17 2015
BRUXELLES - Belgium

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