Evelyne Chevallier

Evelyne Chevallier

Location: France

Photo-Collages of Street Writings, as the Reflections of a Popular Culture
Evelyne Chevallier takes pictures of graffiti, stencils, tags as well as logos, neon lights, symbols: all graphic expressions that transmit information. With these photos, she makes collages. The final picture mirrors an idea, a specific moment, symbolic of the society the writings come from.
The collages allow a concentration of the most creative, poetic, comical or unusual messages that are found in public spaces.

EXHIBITIONS & RESIDENCE:
2015: Centro Cultural Hector Tizón, Jujuy, Argentina
2014: Artist Residence at Le Cabinet, Montreal, Canada
2014: Group Exhibition Château du Rivau, Lémeré, France
2014: Gallery Be.A, Deauville, France
2014: Jose Antonio Terry Museum, Tilcara, Argentina
2013: Cultural Center Borelli, Salta, Argentina
2012: Kitai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012: Gallery Mitra, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Portfolio:

PHOTO - COLLAGES

Evelyne Chevallier takes pictures of graffiti, stencils, tags as well as logos, neon lights, symbols: all graphic expressions that transmit information. With these photos, she makes collages. The final picture mirrors an idea, a specific moment, symbolic of the society the writings come from.
The collages allow a concentration of the most creative, poetic, comical or unusual messages that are gathered according to themes.

NASTY OMG “NASTY OMG”

New York, USA and Tilcara, Argentina, 2013

United Snakes “United Snakes”

New York, 2013

NO SLEEP “NO SLEEP”

The photo of the moon is one I took during last eclipse in September 2015 in Argentina. 2 Graffiti come from NYC except To the dark side of the moon found in Paris as it is the title of a Pink Floyd song... almost universal!

Midnight Walkers “Midnight Walkers”

Times Square in NYC on which I inlaid 2 pictures, one from a hudge street painting seen from the Green Line and the other same view of Times Square.

PROTECT YOUR HEART “PROTECT YOUR HEART”

Graffiti from NYC and Paris. A mixture to make this photo-collage and its message : Protect your Heart & Protect your magic !

PANTIN “PANTIN”

Pantin is a suburb of Paris. I trolled there on a very sunny day and found first this building view, honestly it appeared to me like in a film with Jean Gabin of the 60's : amazing. Then it took me a while to find the best graffiti to fit. Because you want to preserve the beauty of the background with the meaning of the words. On left the Jean de Lafontaine fable, the Crow and the Fox which was painted on rue du Renard of course! (fox = renard in French).

CITY vs COUNTRY “CITY vs COUNTRY”

I love what this cat is saying: I left cuz they only fed me dry food... so he escapes from the city (here a view of Paris by night) to the country side. This graffiti comes from NYC.

TROLLING ON PARIS ROOF “TROLLING ON PARIS ROOF”

This little men made of mosaic are spread in a few areas of Paris, I love their pose, and I love chasing them... not always easy to find. The background is made of pictures of the grey roofs of Paris and the reflection of the sky in a puddle.

ABSENCE IS MISERY “ABSENCE IS MISERY”

The words found in NYC and the face, a tearsheet sticker from Paris... and nature, green leaves from Montreal!

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE”

Flowers from Montreal where I was 2 months for an artist residence last summer and the graffited words found in Paris. I thought they would perfectly match!

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE BIS “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE BIS”

Same caption as All you need is love other collage. I present another way as a diptych this time.

WHEN THE TIME COMES “WHEN THE TIME COMES”

Parisian buildings, space invaders mosaic, little girl (painted on Serge Gainsbourg old house) etc etc... I have tried to tell a little love story!