A cat perched on the rooftops, an orange cat smiling, have you ever seen him anywhere?
Here we are talking about the effigy of the street artist M.Chat. Thoma Vuille, his real name, is a Franco-Swiss artist who has been embellishing walls with his spray cans since 1997.
Born in 1977 in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, he started painting at the age of 15. From 1995 to 2001, he studied at the Institute of Visual Arts in Orléans, France. However, he soon turned away from academic techniques and media to make the street his favourite playground.
The meeting with a little girl who draws a cat for him will provoke a trigger in the artist's mind. Thoma Vuille will take this illustration on his own to make M. Chat.
This orange feline is depicted alone or accompanied, with or without wings, in all kinds of situations. One of the banners of urban art in France, this cat spreads joy and optimism to passers-by.
M. Chat with its communicative smile is one of the heroes of world street art.
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