Street Artist OaKoAk

November 2014

OaKoAk is a french street artist, from Saint Etienne.
His work consists essentially in finding the imperfections in the streets or on the walls and try to play with them. He leaves his mark everywhere he travels;  England, Italy, Thailand, China, France….

In my opinion, one of the best young french artist …

September 2014
August 2014


Daubing simple graffiti and paintings on urban features – often the broken ones – OakOak does what street art does best, amuse and inspire people of all ages and demographics by appropriating the city’s less appealing elements.

August 2014


July 2014


OakOak is a street artist, but he is not a fine artist painting in public. His work, either on the streets of his native St Etienne, France, or made on his travels, is opportunistic and never “authorised”. He is completely untrained in art and works full-time in an office.

July 2014


July 2014


June 2014


June 2014


Whilst his favourite artist is Amedeo Modigliani, he cites his main influences as football, comic books, video games and his home town. “I like this city, her atmosphere” OakOak says of Saint Etienne “and I wanted it to look nicer. It was an industrial city with many coal mines; now it’s in regeneration and still quite poor. But it’s easily travelled by foot with awkward aspects ideal for art. I saw shapes everywhere, and wanted to realise them.”

May 2014


May 2014


April 2014


April 2014


March 2014


March 2014


His idea is not to interfere with the landscape itself too much but rather use what’s already there and turn a stain on the ground or a crack on the wall into a meaningful shape with just a couple of lines or prints. You can never know where to expect running into some of his work because he chooses not only the main streets, but secluded areas as well.

February 2014


February 2014


January 2014


January 2014


December 2013


November 2013


It’s amazing to look at the word through his eyes and see the way a creative mind discovers beautiful and meaningful images even in flaking plaster, sewer drain covers, broken glass and rusty pipes.

September 2013


September 2013


June 2013


June 2013


June 2013


May 2013


Website: Oakoak street art
Follow on Facebook: oakoak
and on Twitter : oakoak (@Oakoak_art) | Twitter
Book: Oak Oak Urban Diversion

 

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