5graffs / street-art
In the heart of the popular Arnaud-Bernard quarter (Arnaud-B to the locals), rue Gramat is certainly colourful! It was here that everything began. It has been « the » street for graff since the 90s and gave rise to the Truskool collective, an artistic movement started by friends that became famous across Europe and on the other side of the Atlantic.
One of the façades of the building on the square of the very lively neighbourhood of the Hypercentre boasts a mural by Toulouse collective, Truskool, created in 2017. This monumental work was created by seven members of this Toulouse crew and was commissioned by the city of Toulouse to pay tribute to this district, the birthplace of the city’s graff scene. Here you can see the blaze (or name) of each artist in warm colours that are so characteristic of the Ville Rose.
By the entrance to Galeries Lafayette, up high, you will see a mural created for the WOPS Festival by artist Der in October 2015. The 3D lettering recalls the « Wild-Style » of New York street art in the 1980s.
Amandine Urruty and Nicolas Barrome created a piece for the WOPS Festival in 2015. Strange characters and animals adorn a wall in this commercial district. Toulouse is never forgotten, and the artists pay tribute to the city with a beautiful sausage that has pride of place at the centre of the work ;)
Rue du Pont de Tounis
Miss Van returned to Toulouse in 2016, her original creative playground, in order to create a gigantic work for the Rose Béton festival of urban culture: « La Symphonie des Songes ». A dreamlike and poetic mural, it reveals the feminine side of street art and fits marvellously well with the urban environment in which it is set.