Today, it is a real visual hit that you receive whilst you discover abandoned barracks transformed by the talents of graffiti in the twelfth arrondissement of Paris, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Paris Hip Hop festival. It is a work of Noe Two that welcomes you: a lady with a hairdressing covered in words that illustrate the universe of graffiti. You discover with pleasure that, from floor to ceiling through every corner, nothing has been forgotten.
Each wall is a wholly world intuitively connected to its other surroundings and each one offers multiple connotations in hip hop culture. There is no less than 600 litres of paint beneath your eyes under the form of gorillas, of wagons, of dancers, or even more of a city being attacked by extra-terrestrials.
You will not miss the room where different photographies of major figures of the hip hop music, like the Mobb Deep or Oxmo puccino, by MarOne are exposed.The styles and the techniques are multiplied and your eyes occasionally struggle to identify the names of the artists around the entire world, who have offered you unique pieces taken from their imaginations.
The paintings by Da Cruz and Lazoo almost interwine in perfect harmony whilst a monkey represented by members of the RSCLS sip through a straw the brain of a man.
It is a surrealist voyage in which you have participated and you know you were lucky. After all, the works of graffiti will disappear soon, at the end of the event, whilst their artists will continue on to paint other walls.