europe: polo jeans - art stars contest

© ralph lauren

everyoneʼs fave weird creature maker alëxone recently did a video interview at galerie l.j. in paris. his european takeover as mega street artist and general collaborator with the gm and 9ème concept collectives means heʼs been picked as a mentor for the polo jeans' art stars competition. itʼs a big up for street art, his work now has institutional renown, bringing his name into the wider art world and now to the art stars project. the video has him talking about his inspiration from music, to books, to how heʼs into figurative street art as well as his main love which is typographic graffiti.

masked penguins, hairy men with long noses, itʼs all there. the talk is basically a little insight into the man as well as his art. art stars is a big deal - theyʼve got jasper joffe and case on board as mentors too. participants get the chance to hang out with them in their studio for a week, a eur 1,000 commission prize with eur 500 for material costs, and get their work exhibited in the worldʼs most important cities. itʼs really easy to sign up and all good for people that are trying to get their art out there. interested? then click [here].

© ralph lauren