ella + pitr break their own record for world's largest mural in paris
 

ella + pitr break their own record for world's largest mural in paris

french street art duo ella & pitr complete their newest mural in paris, rendered at a scale covering 25,000 square meters. the team is known to make use of immense areas of urban space as a canvas for their work, and has held the record for painting the largest mural in the world since 2015 with the 21,000 square-meter work in norway, ‘lilith and olaf.’ the latest mural, filling the rooftop of the parc expo in paris, is entitled in french ‘quel temps fera-t-il demain?’ meaning ‘what will the weather be tomorrow?’ — named so to serve as a symbolic reminder of the central question for the next generation.


all images © l. delage, objectif aero

 

 

while the work of ella & pitr often depicts cramped, dreaming figures, the newest work at the parc expo in paris renders an old woman gazing sleepily at cars passing by along the adjacent boulevard périphérique. subtly harkening to the central message of the work, a plastic bag is shown to float overhead the drowsy figure. the team gained access to the rooftop of the paris convention center through contact with art en ville, an association which works to link urban artists with various building owners and managers to make use of the unused wall space throughout the city as a medium for street art.

 

 

when initially selecting a site, ella & pitr intended for the mural to be more discreet than the typical urban art which boldy fills the walls of paris. spanning the flat rooftop of a peripheral convention center in an obscured location on the outskirts of the city, ‘what will the weather be tomorrow?’ is difficult to view in its totality and is most likely to be discovered if the viewer intentionally seeks it out. with this, the team suggests a critique of the often brazen and vacuous nature contemporary street art. the mural, painted with spray cans filled with diluted acrylic, took eight days to complete.

 

 

project info:

 

project title: ‘quel temps fera-t-il demain?’ (‘what will the weather be tomorrow?’)

artist: ella & pitr ©

location: pavilion 3, parc expo, paris

photography: l. delage, objectif aero ©

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