Publisher: H Diffusion
"Levalet uses the street as a raw material that he works to reveal and change with tender irony. With this book you will discover his world."
With about seventy exhibitions to his credit - an influence that is growing by leaps and bounds and a loyal audience that goes beyond the borders of France. All these signs are clear: here is a fabulous illustrator, and a true talent who is making a name for himself, produces images that speak to everyone by shaking their certainties, and invents an urban art that camps out in the streets to emphasize their great lack of urbanity. In short, a singular cocktail that this book presents with its sumptuous photos and an analysis that seeks to unravel the constituent threads of his art. Unlike street art, Levalet does not use the street as a showcase for his works, but as a raw material on which he works to reveal with tender irony the curiosities, the ambiguities, the mal-de-vivre. With his collaged images, Levalet composes stories that confuse the eye, but defends himself from being a trickster who would only try to deceive his world. On the contrary, he handles illusion as a game, and if he invites you to succumb for a moment, it's for the pleasure of getting out of it. In his work, the mirage is celebrated so that it eventually fades away in the festive jubilation of a realization. Author of a multiple work, willingly cultivating paradox and humor, Levalet also knows how to compose gallery exhibitions to mix the drawings of his characters and a whole set of objects that he "strips" and recomposes, according to shifts of a poetry and a fantasy that are his own.