France - le havre
Born in Le Havre in 1968, Olivier D’Hondt aka LE CYKLOP is a French street artist who lives in Paris. In his work, he tries to free himself from conventional supports such as walls or canvas, to invest urban objects. By putting an eye on them, he tries to bring them to life, to give them a soul and to give birth to a new form of fantasy in the streets. A playful and anthropomorphic artistic universe that borrows its artistic language from toys, comics or animal bestiary... By being inspired by the fantasy story of the cyclops, the artist revisits the Greek mythology with a kind of “Toys sauce”.
Anti-parking bollards have become his fetish objects. Lined up in our streets, they are then playful and fantastic characters, both bizarre and funny, who call out to passers-by. In parallel to his studio work, the artist creates personal, participative or wild installations for numerous cities or festivals, which revisit our use of the public space.