October 18, 2014

G-CLEF

New mural near Paris in a autism daycare building.

Truly hoping this would help the kids in a way.

Jean Moderne RCF1 2014

Jean Moderne RCF1 2014

Jean Moderne RCF1 2014

Jean Moderne RCF1 2014

Jean Moderne RCF1 2014

August 13, 2014

NITE KLUB

The PST mural. Digbeth, Birmingham. Photo: Monika Olichwier 2014
HOAKSER painting the PST mural. Digbeth, Birmingham 2014
I had the privilege this summer to be invited by Tessa from Brum Spirit to paint the legendary PST club in the district of Digbeth, Birmingham, supported by Arts Council England. Twenty years after my first coming in Brum for the Blueprint festival in Sellyoak along the likes of MODE2, JON1, SHEONE or A-ONE (RIP), I was finally back to the famous Custard Factory.
Digbeth is a post-industrial area that looks exactly like the one I was raised near Paris, deserted brick warehouses where people like Pecker, Spector & Jake have established a long time tradition of underground jamaïcan sound-systems in the abandoned premises.

People Standing Together: RCF1 and PST founder Pecker Don. Digbeth, Birmingham 2014

Today the venue is aboveground and standing as a crucial cultures mix place. Tessa took care that me and local graffiti artist HOAKSER respected the colour scheme of red, green and gold requested by PST for its jamaïcan roots. Tho we hardly have planned any sketch before, we just got along on the wall in the proper graffiti style of improvisation, HOAKSER representing the Drum'n'Bass/Jungle stuff when I opted for the Two-Tone inspired checkered loafers and speakers.
PST: 71 Lombard Street, B12 Birmingham

RCF1 and HOAKSER, PST mural. Digbeth, Birmingham 2014
"Shall we do more checkers?"


RCF1 and HOAKSER, PST mural. Digbeth, Birmingham 2014

July 16, 2014

LIVING CLEAN

New canvases can be seen this month at Pure Evil Department Store, 104 Leonard Street, London EC2A.
And no, my Lammie is not for sale.

Jean Moderne/RCF1 London 2014

July 3, 2014

SCOOTER SURGERY

London based Lambretta specialist Scooter Surgery commissioned me to paint a mural for their Hammersmith shop and we agreed on not going too obvious with some tuned SX200 but rather show LUI, TV175 and Model D scooters.
It is such a great time working in an environment filled with wonderful Lammies into the legendary The Who homebase Sheperd's Bush area, two minutes away from Quadrophenia locations such as Cooke's Pie and Mash or Sheperd's Bush Market.

RCF1 Scooter Surgery London 2014

RCF1 Scooter Surgery London 2014
RCF1 Scooter Surgery London 2014

May 30, 2014

April 25, 2014

January 30, 2014

70 ARTISTES POUR LES AUTISTES

Save the date: Thursday March 20:
'70 artists for the autists' charity auction sale at Artcurial Paris.
(Photos: JB Guiton)

70 Artistes pour les autistes 2014
Jean Moderne/RCF1 'Record box'
Jean Moderne/RCF1 'Record box' 2014. Photo: JB Guiton

December 18, 2013

GREY MATTER

Matière Grise: Paris Nord 1986-2013 

New book by MANK about the graffiti heydays on my favourite train ever: The North Paris greys wich were retired from traffic January 2013.

Sold exclusively trough All City Online.


November 15, 2013

BE THERE

''Take you home'' 90X90cms RCF1/Jean Moderne 2013


Pure Evil Art Department Store 
96/98 Leonard street
London EC2A 4XS

November 1, 2013

LE 4ÈME MUR

Jean Moderne/RCF1 Festival Le 4ème Mur, Niort 2013
Mural in Niort for the Winterlong Galerie annual event: Le 4ème Mur.
Follow the footsteps for a rythm'n'blues dance lesson.

October 16, 2013

BEAT SURRENDER

Come on boy, come on girl
Succumb to the Beat Surrender
All the things that I care about (are packed into one punch)
All the things that I'm not sure about (are sorted out at once)
And as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end
That bullshit is bullshit, it just goes by different names / THE JAM

"Beat Surrender" 130 X 81cms / RCF1 2013, Winterlong Galerie

Avaible through 'Le 4ème mur' by Winterlong Gallery

October 1, 2013

HELP

RCF1 Beatles Mural La Rochelle. Photo Marie Monteiro
By the Atlantic french coast in La Rochelle the guys at La Sirène concert hall decided to create front of their patio a quite unique long mural about rock'n'roll history. In collaboration with Port Atlantique La Rochelle, the long wall is painted by different artists relating to certain rock history periods. After the Jef Aerosol portraits of Ray Charles and Otis Redding, I have been as a dedicated beatlemaniac commissioned to carry on with a Fab Four mural, along with Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley (and a Rolling Stones reference). With the precious help of Pascal. Project curated by Winterlong Galerie.

RCF1 Beatles Mural La Rochelle. Photo Marie Monteiro
















RCF1 Beatles Mural La Rochelle. Photo Marie Monteiro

September 11, 2013

August 17, 2013

GOLDEN GAZE

"Golden Gaze" 130 X 130 cms / RCF1 2013, Galerie Celal
Through the haze of the smoke in the room
I caught your golden gaze.
Ian Brown

 

August 10, 2013

CANVAS SELECTION

A selection of canvases from the Excuse My French show at Galerie Celal, Paris.

"Here in the Field" 162 X 130 cms / RCF1 2013


"Zorro" 81 X 65 cms / RCF1 2013. SOLD
"Library" 50 X 65 cms / RCF1 2013. SOLD

JIMMY, JIMMY

RCF1 'Born in the street' at Fondation Cartier 2009. Photo: Marie Neubauer



















More and more people asking me questions about this blog/site Mod inspired banner, this post will for once look a bit back in time.

RCF1 'Born in the street' at Fondation Cartier 2009.
Spring 2009. After being asked by the Cartier Foundation team preparing the massive street-art exhibition that was to come, I had to think about the best way to show artwork in a space where people need to pay to see it.
French artist and friend Jean Faucheur then came up with the best and most relevant idea to display our work.
The eight by three meters painted paper poster remained shown in the foundation main hall for three weeks before it was sent back to the city, pasted up on a Oberkampf street wall for three more weeks before the next poster would then cover it.
So no, this is not a canvas and no, it doesn't exist anymore. Yes, it's Quadrophenia Jimmy Cooper on a Lambretta.

Thom-Thom from Le M.U.R association is the paste-up King.


RCF1 'Back to the street' rue Oberkampf 2009. Photo by Lectrics





Bonus: Designing the sword-in-fist for SEEN 'Hand of Doom" 40th anniversary mural at the Cartier Foundation 2009

Photo: Marie Neubauer
RCF1 / SEEN "Hand of Doom' 2009"