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OakOak is a street artist from Saint-Étienne, France, whose playful diversions bring smiles to those who come across his work. The Outsiders Gallery sums up his style nicely:
Pen-pusher by day, street art superhero by night, Saint-Étienne sensation OakOak’s hilarious, imaginative, irreverent and sometimes a little macabre street work has filled column inches from BBC Brazil to Beijing’s biggest daily newspaper… Daubing simple graffiti and paintings on urban features – often the broken ones – OakOak does what street art does best, amuse and inspire people of all ages and demographics by appropriating the city’s less appealing elements.

OakOak is a street artist, but he is not a fine artist painting in public. His work, either on the streets of his native St Etienne, France, or made on his travels, is opportunistic and never “authorised”. He is completely untrained in art and works full-time in an office. Whilst his favourite artist is Amedeo Modigliani, he cites his main influences as football, comic books, video games and his home town. “I like this city, her atmosphere” OakOak says of Saint-Étienne “and I wanted it to look nicer. It was an industrial city with many coal mines; now it’s in regeneration and still quite poor. But it’s easily travelled by foot with awkward aspects ideal for art. I saw shapes everywhere, and wanted to realise them.”
[Source: The Outsiders]

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patw

Ha. Nicely whimsical, isn't it?

dris651

Well first the title grabbed my attention, so then I clicked on it, paused and thought "Wait a sec, is that...?" Yesssssssssssssss!!! Calvin and Hobbes are universal! Fun puzzle to do to boot! Thanks Pat! Now that I know about OakOak, I have to go check him out further,

patw

So do I , Plumpossum. But we are not all, unfortunately, quite so talented as he, huh?

Plumpossum

I wish there were more like him.

patw

You're very welcome, cinderfire. He's lifting people's spirits as they walk through their daily lives and I wish him success as well. Thanks for stopping again to comment! Pat

cinderfire

I wish him much success with his endeavor. Thanks for this good one.

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