Jaune is a stencil artist and urban interventionist whose work sees miniature, hi-vis wearing workers become the protagonists in various comical scenarios. Jaune is also The Crystal Ship’s mascot and has been part of the festival since the beginning.
When you walk around Oostende you see many of the hi-vis men in fun and clever scenarios. Jaune has also collaborated with fellow street artists Oak Oak and Bue over the years. This year Jaune took over a 100m long wall! Jaune has painted parts of this wall in previous years, but has now linked the past creations with the present festival with his very own 100m graffiti street!
Jaune prepared all the stencils before the festival and has spent long hours creating the dynamic street setting.
As Jaune mentions he is not a graffiti artist and he sprays all the stencil work on the street. The graffiti was added by artistic production chief Jasmine Roemendael, who enjoyed some legal tagging!
The street contains lots of scenes, all cleverly married together. We see the hi-vis men working, having fun and chilling! we also spot some familiar faces such as The Crystal Ship festival curator Bjørn Van Poucke.
Jaune takes a star role in his street as Helen Bur paints him at the top of the 100m wall.
To get a feel of the amount of work gone into this mural check out our video below …
Make sure you check out Jaune’s graffiti street, it really is a must! you can find it on Kursaal Oostheling.
Photo Credit Alex Stanhope / Graffitistreet