Jaune is a stencil artist and urban interventionist whose work is based on the paradox between the visible and the invisible. With sanitation workers as the main protagonists in his humorous installations and paintings - an idea that was born from his own experience working in the profession. Despite performing an important public service in garish yellow and fluorescent clothing, Jaune observed that he and his colleagues existed in the background of our urban environment, becoming almost invisible to the average person.
Vroom &Varossieau looks back at 50 years or urban art history with their ICONS exhibition. This history and its artist still have a huge impact on the urban artist of now, such as Banksy, Invader, Blek le Rat and many others. For ICONS II, Vroom &Varossieau has selected old and new works from Blade, Dondi, Futura 2000, Rammellzee en Richard Hambleton. The shows runs from the 8th of April until the 8th of May.
Graffiti, explores the historical roots of graffiti and its present manifestations, with particular focus on the links between Helsinki graffiti culture and the international field. The show also features contemporary artworks that bear an affinity with graffiti through their autonomous mindset and use of urban space. The exhibition includes artworks and documentary material by international and Helsinki-based artists.
Vroom & Varossieau Urban Contemporary Art teams up with their close friends The Crystal Ship and Catawiki to venture into the gallery world. Works from world renowned artists such as D*Face, Risk, L'Atlas & Tanc, Pro176 and Jaune are on display at Expo18.