Paris-based artist Alexandre Monteiro aka Hopare just worked on new murals in Puteaux and Strasbourg, France. Hopare’s creations are all designed out of a perfect geometry, in a graphic style that borders but is not full-on abstraction. Often featuring faces at the core of his works, the artist utilizes variations of straight lines going from parallel to interlaced ones.
Hopare’s work is a unique universe of modernity, speed, movement and characteristic visuals that immerse the viewer in a contrasting world of colorful walls and gray streets.
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The carpet was a medium of meeting, exchange, and sharing, becoming a border space, and offering a fresh look at ancestral tradition. Through this new wall, I wanted to reconnect with the Berber carpet tradition, where the woman tells part of her story through the carpet she weaves” Hopare said.
His next mural features a version the of the Virgin and Child imagery that was created for the 10th edition of the Street Art festival in Ville de Puteaux. The towering mural is located at the esplanade of the Puteaux town hall.