All across Paris you find street art by the same artists so that, even after just a few days, you start to recognise the works even if you don’t know who’s behind them. One artist, who we saw almost everywhere, draws distinctive images of that terror of the world’s oceans, the Kraken. This is less Beware the Kraken and more Love the Kraken, the artist signs some of his or her works, Kraken Je t’aime, or with a love heart.
The artist behind Kraken Je t’aime remains a mystery. No one seems to know who they are, or why they take inspiration from a legendary but mythical sea monster that was the terror of the oceans, dragging ships and their crews to the crushing briny depths of the sea. For someone who remains such an enigma, their work is pretty prolific.
This selection of Parisian street art was mostly spotted around the Le Marais or Sainte-Avoye. So rich is the street art scene that you can see works almost everywhere in Paris. We saw more work by Invader, who must be one of Paris’ more frequently spotted artists, small pixellated ghosts, potted plants, and much more appear all over the place. There were more works from Fred de Chevalier, as well as more wheatpaste art and posters. Enjoy…
I’m not sure if this toilet was intended as street art, it’s hard to tell. It seemed to add a certain something to the street as we walked down it so I’ve included it.