Jean-François Perroy, known as Jef Aérosol, is a pioneer of international street art. His creativity is expressed through black and white portraits, characterized by a distinctive red arrow, the artist's recognizable signature. Through his works, he explores the delicate line between fame and oblivion, bringing together famous and ordinary figures to highlight shared humanity. Jef values anonymity and makes famous personalities anonymous, emphasizing that, whether famous or not, we are all equal. Among his works stands the legendary "Chuuuttt !!!", an imposing piece of 350 square meters created in collaboration with the Centre George Pompidou in Paris.
Jean-François Perroy, better known by his pseudonym Jef Aérosol (1957, Nantes), is a pioneer of international street art. His creativity knows no bounds, bringing to life portraits of public figures and anonymous individuals, all preferably immortalized in black and white and distinguished by an enigmatic red arrow – the artist's recognizable signature and trademark. Through his works, Jef Aérosol explores the fine line between absolute fame and complete oblivion, using iconic forms and stereotypes, both renowned and anonymous, in search of the hidden place where extremes meet and identify themselves. Famous characters and everyday people, young and old, alive and not: they are depicted together to highlight the pure humanity in each. As Jef reveals: "I value the anonymous and make the famous anonymous. I bring them all back to their 'human status,' emphasizing that, famous or not, we are all the same, and a star is first and foremost a human being." Among his works stands the legendary "Chuuuttt !!!," an imposing piece of 350 square meters executed next to and in collaboration with the Centre George Pompidou in Paris.