SOULSVILLE. MEMPHIS, Tenessee. Mural on Broad Avenue. USA

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

In April, I had the great oportunity to discover a marveleous city called “Soulsville” also known as Memphis. I’ve been invited by my friend Robert Loeb who I met in Miami through the artist Angelbert, last November.

THIS ME, THIS IS YOU, THIS IS WE

THIS IS ME, THIS YOU, THIS IS WE. Spray on wall. Part of a 8×45m mural in Memphis, USA. 2011

My experienceiin Tenessee was absolutely amazing, especially on the level of music. I heard over the deepest and most sincere voices & beats I ever heard in any places I lived. One of my favorite moment is when I came into Di Anne Price. She’s a soulfull and beautyfull woman. Charismatic. I seen her fingers slowly dancing on the piano’s keys while her smoky warm voice was singing some true words about Life, me sitting at her side, sipping a glass of rhum. Staring and listening to magic happening.

That was one of the many surprises I lived while being in the city of souls. Alive souls.

On the first afternoon, I went to the parc, after the museum, and found on the way two sculptures looking at me. I sat, looked, and drew them.

Memphis. USA. Sketch for mural.

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACH OTHER. Sketch for mural. Pen on paper. 2011

Then, I made some researches on colors and organic geometry.

Memphis. USA. Sketch for mural.

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACH OTHER. Sketch for mural. Gouache on paper. 20×30cm. 2011

I finally found the great harmony. And started to paint.

After A period of 3 days sorm with floated and high rains, sun finally came out and allowed me to begin.

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACH OTHER. Work in progress. Memphis, Tenessee. 2011. USA. Pictures by Siphne A. Sylve

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACH OTHER. Work in progress. Memphis, Tenessee. 2011. USA. Photo by Dave Darnell.

More info about the topic : http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/may/07/wall-power/

On the third day of work, which was a sunday, A dad and his daughter passed by, and stopped for a couple of hours in front of the wall. We were almost alone. The vibe was smooth, the curves flowing. I was greatfull to receive this beautyfull picture, witness of the day. Thank you Scott.

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACH OTHER. Memphis, Tenessee, 2011. USA. Photo by Scott Newstok.

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING EACHOTHER

MAN & WOMAN FACING AT EACH OTHER. Spray on wall. 19×105 feet. Memphis, Tenessee, USA. 2011

I LOVE MEMPHIS. BLESS

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6 Responses to “SOULSVILLE. MEMPHIS, Tenessee. Mural on Broad Avenue. USA”

  1. [...] This col­or­ful mural, Man & Woman Facing Each Other, was bestowed upon the city of Memphis, aka Soulsvillle, by French graf­fiti artist Remed. You can read more about the project, and take a look at more behind the scenes images right here. [...]

  2. [...] autor es el artista francésconocido en el mundo del graffiti como Remed. En su web encontramos fotos sobre el proceso de inspiración y creación de esta auténtica obra de arte que [...]

  3. [...] love everything about this mural: the colors, shapes, and especially the inspiration behind it. I’ve seen this artist’s work before but never put a name to it until [...]

  4. [...] on the project here. Via [...]

  5. JF says:

    This piece is wonderful and has quickly become one of the city’s favorite works of public art! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with those of us in Memphis!

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