Jef Aerosol started stencils in 1982 in France. With a few other French artists, he pioneered a new way of artistic expression - breaking the limits of gallery spaces and canvas format to make streets a free and open exhibition arena.
Characters are the focal point of Jef Aerosol’s art. Whether they are cultural icons or anonymous people, Jef Aerosol masters the technique of stencil to portray intimacy, catching the truth of an instant.
Jef Aerosol (b. 1957) lives and works in Lille. His art is present in many private collections as well as on the wall of most major cities around the world, from Paris to Shanghai. Regularly auctioned at Artcurial and Bonhams in Paris, London and New York, Jef Aerosol is a legend of French street art who regularly participates to international street art festivals and has been invited to multiple solo exhibitions in museums in France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Morocco.