Talking Heads with artist Yue Wu
Event: Talking Heads with artist Yue Wu 🗓
Date: 9 July 2017 from 15:00 to 17:00
Location: Tent Rotterdam
Event Type: Talk
Artist, illustrator, and street culture connoisseur Yue Wu presents his basketball court, which is inspired on the first court he designed with Stephane Ashpool, founder of Pigalle. Yue Wu talks with Amal Alhaag (Metro54) about his work and its underlying themes, such as French cultural politics, global street culture, and power structures.
Wu Yue (õ╝ìµ£ê) was born in 1983 in Beijing, he spent his childhood at the academy of the fine arts in Beijing, where he was raised by his grandfather professor in printing images. He joined his parents in Pantin-France in 1991 and graduated from lENSAD in Paris in 2007.
From illustration to painting, to animation or directing, drawing is at the base of any creative process and describes his work as a combination of traditional basis from China and the free thinking and inspiration found in counter-culture. His past work includes: music videos for Kid Cudi, Verbal and Yoon, Hocus Pocus, and Kid Sister; On the 5th Moon solo exhibition at Pigalle; TV commercials for 02 and Coca Cola; Onitsuka Tiger Koiklub video; a line of special edition Lebron James sneakers; amongst other high profile projects.