Seth's encounter with the pupils in Shanghai
Julien Malland started in the mid 90’s to paint on the walls of Paris 20th ‘arrondissement’, signing under the name Seth. He became famous among the Parisian graffiti art circle as he specialised in painting characters. After graduating from the School of decorative arts in 2000, he published Kapital with Gautier Bischoff, which became a big hit on French graffiti. They then worked together on a collection of urban artists’ monographs called, Wasted Talent.
From 2003, Seth went on a journey around the world looking to cooperate with street-artists from different cultures. A new way of living and practicing urban painting was born with his child-like characters created in resonance to their environment.
Whether he collaborates with local urban artists or whether he learns traditional techniques from artisans, he aims at establishing a dialogue. Seth also writes and he directs documentaries from the series «The new explorers» on Canal+ channel in France. He has recounted his last 2 years travelling in a book, Extramuros.
Informations on Seth: www.seth.land
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