Lek and Sowat Sandcastle for the LaBel Valette Festival
August 12, 2022
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Marking the fifth anniversary of the LaBel Valette Festival in France, artists Lek and Sowat have given a new identity to this 19th century castle, by painting all its surfaces and transforming it into a monumental sandcastle. Located in Pressigny-les-Pins, around one hour from Paris by train, Château de la Valette sits on just under…
‘Subway Art Breakthrough’ by Lek & Sowat
July 25, 2020
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French graffiti artists Lek & Sowat have unveiled the second phase of their artistic intervention called ‘ Subway Art Breakthrough’ on the tunnel boring machine ‘Koumba’, building an extension to the underground tube line 14 in Paris. (more…)
Graff on Tour(s) with Lek & Sowat
June 22, 2018
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After having archived and referenced  graffiti on the French national monuments as traces of history and archeology for decades, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN) is dedicating its 2018 cultural season to historical graffiti with a series of exhibitions and events called “Sur les murs, histoire(s) de graffiti“ on nine of its thirty national monuments…
French Kiss Crew and Okuda team up for Paris Olympic 2024 bid
June 26, 2017
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The City of Paris has been transformed into an arty Olympic park to support its bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.  Urban Art being one of the key cultural components of Paris, a 90 meters long collective work inspired by the Olympic rings has brought together graffiti artists from the French Kiss crew including Lek, Sowat,…
“Dehors” an installation by Lek and Sowat in Atri, Italy
July 13, 2016
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Lek and Sowat just finished working on an impressive and vibrant ribbon installation in the city of Atri in Italy. The installation is part of the ‘Dehors’ exhibition, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano. It opened a few days ago in the cloister and cisterna of the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, a 13th century church built…
Lek & Sowat in Gagliano del Capo, Italy
May 18, 2016
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Lek & Sowat are currently in Gagliano del Capo, Italy where they just finished painting a whole-car for Villa Medicis. Paying homage to Marcel Duchamp with a reference to R. Mutt, the French duo brought to life some of their futuristic imagery in order to completely transform this old train. The collaborative piece is entitled “A…
St+Art India: “We Love Delhi” by Lek & Sowat and Hanif Kureshi in New Delhi
March 2, 2016
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This wall in Lodhi represents a collaboration between French artists Lek & Sowat and Indian artist Hanif Kureshi who runs Hand Painted Type. From before they landed in India, Lek & Sowat were intrigued by the idea of collaborating with Indian hand-painters and wanted to use a lot of colour in their work. Post discussions with Hanif,…
Lek & Sowat unveil an installation at the Villa Medici in Rome
December 2, 2015
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To launch their one year residency at the legendary Villa Medici in Rome, Italy, Lek & Sowat created this ephemeral installation, partly covering the inner facade of the Roman palace edified in 1576 by Bartolomeo Ammannati. Playing with the chromatic and architectural subtleties of the building, Lek & Sowat’s work seem to wrap around Giambologna’s…
Sowat & Lek paint a massive ‘Evry Day I’m Hustlin’ mural in Evry, France
July 1, 2015
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DMV crew members Sowat & Lek recently teamed up to paint their largest mural to date in Evry, France. Measuring impressive 150 feet long x 27 feet high the mural was done in collaboration with the local street art festival.This unusual, abstract mural is consisting of Lek’s & Sowat’s signature elements such as lines, geometric colorful…
Sowat and Lek unveil a new piece in Saint-Etienne, France
June 8, 2015
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Sowat and Lek are currently in Saint-Etienne in France where they just finished working on a new piece for “Le Mur Saint Etienne”. The duo was invited by Ella & Pitr.The idea behind the work was to produce was to create a modern and abstract war banner. To do that, working in the studio lent…