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M.Chat, Chat Chat

M.Chat Chat Chat, 2016

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  • Medium

    Sculpture : acrylic, ceramic

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    12.2 x 14.2 x 4.3 inch

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 25 copies
    3 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie Brugier Rigail
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    The famous and mysterioux yellow cat leaves his walls to become a ceramic! Made in 2016, this original piece of 30,5x36,11 cm reveals a 3D vision of M. Chat.

    Ceramic with enamelled paint

    Hand-painted ceramic sculpture.

    This work was exhibited as part of the exhibition "Ceramics: the new challenge of Street-art" presented at the House of Architectural Ceramics of Salernes - Terra Rossa from June 17 to October 1, 2017.
    The work is reproduced in the catalog of the exhibition, p. 42.
    The catalog of the exhibition is offered with the work.
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Themes: Street art, Animal
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M.Chat

Switzerland Born in: 1977 Emergent Artist

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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