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Arno Piroud makes the city smile

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Posted by Mark Sinclair, 17 August 2010, 15:30    Permalink    Comments (3) has a filmed interview with artist Arno Piroud on its website, in support of the recent Urban Interventions title. Piroud's art is most at home on city streets, unashamedly amusing passersby...

From his Ephemeral Seats that recondition the trunks of chopped-down trees (some of which have lasted up to two years before being removed), to the heart-shaped filters he applies to traffic lights, Piroud is not afraid of creating amusing art.

Our favourite piece shown in the film is the tennis court he painted onto a neighbouring roof (above). He is, he says, attempting to "put fiction in reality" in his pursuit of making "contemporary art about the city".

More of his work is at

Piroud's work features in Urban Interventions, published by Gestalten.


Eyyy real into this. Came accross this guy a while back. Gotta say i dont find it very original, seen qiute a bit of this style of stuff belting around over the years. Not really feeling the tree stumps idea. Sticking a chair onto a tree stump is not very creative in my peepers. Gotta take it to the next level, now im not the worlds best designer so dont ask me what that level is...but there will be one out there!!! Also, there's probably millions of people putting 'fiction into reality' everyday - and getting banged in a police cell for it.
Mike Brondo
2010-08-18 16:08:48

Great stuff, will keep an eye out for him again :).
Graphic Design Manchester
2010-08-18 17:06:38

Wow, this work is great.

Josh Hurtado

Josh Hurtado
2010-08-19 18:20:00

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