Paul Ressencourt and Simon Roche met during their studies at the Fine Arts school of Caen (France).
Originally one specialised in creation, graphic arts and urban arts, the other one in arts and technique, they quickly found themselves through a common passion for drawing and street art.
Intervening together since 2010 in public space, they cover the walls of our cities with their drawing, murals, and ephemeral exhibitions under the name of Murmure.
Voluntarily engaged, Murmure explores through their art many themes in a fun, oneiric or poetic way in order to share their vision of the world.
Childhood, the homeless, the consumer society, new technologies and even the environment are among their favourite subjects. If there is a message behind each work, it always remains subtle, leaving the viewer free to interpret each work according to its sensitivity.
Murmure’s work is mostly visible in the street, because this is where they become meaningful but the studio work is also at the centre of each project.
Painting on the large wall at 2600 m altitude, Murmure chose a huge old rusty ventilator, addressing climate change – it’s so warm one needs air con to cool it down – as well as social differences where the world is in turmoil and everything is about to boil over needing emergency cooling. More symbolic than aesthetically pleasing, this mural aims to be as effective in summer as in winter.
Keept it cool , 2020
Size: 4m x 24m
Bellalui [Alt. 2600m]
photo: VAF & Laureen Mahieu