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Valérian Lenud better known as VALÉ, is a French street artist born in 1990. He spent a decade traveling the world and now divides his time between France and Mexico. Valé has developed an aesthetic that combines figurative compositions with pop-graffiti styling, both on murals in the streets and canvas in the studio. With a strong compassion and belief in human spirit, his works can be seen as a mirror to our common humanity.

Combining various techniques, his work is primarily constructed with numerous layers of hand-cut stencils, painted with a mix of aerosols, brushes, palette knives, oil pastels and markers. He then adds chaotic splashes and graffiti with subtle shading stencils to achieve captivating portraits. Working from his photographs or his own designs, his work revolves around themes such as minority ethnic cultures, societal issues, and childhood.

Valérian’s work contrasts recognizable pop-iconography with local culture imagery in order to portray the multifaceted identity of each culture he encounters during his travels in more than 40 countries. This juxtaposition pays tribute to urban art by contrasting the grey of the streets with the intense colors that represent the vibrancy of life. He works with galleries, social projects, festivals and brands. His work can be found in France, New-York, Japan, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, México, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.

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