Blek le Rat, considered to be the father of stencil art and one of the pioneers of urban art, is an artist renowned worldwide for his works. Blek le Rat started his career by painting black rats for the city of Paris, which have become iconic in his work. The artist Blek le Rat has inspired numerous urban artists of the generations following his own, including Banksy.
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Born in Paris in 1951, Blek le Rat is considered to be one of the first internationally known street artists and the father of the stencil technique; Banksy and many other artists were inspired by his works. Blek le Rat began his artistic career in 1981 by painting his iconic black rats on the streets of the French capital - subjects to which he pays homage under his stage name.
In his work, the artist Blek le Rat often refers to the great masters of art history, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.
The street artist has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has exhibited in important museum institutions such as the Centre George Pompidou and the National Centre of Contemporary Art in France.