Lyon-born French street artist Ememem, aka “The Pavement Surgeon”, uses his creativity to repair fractured sidewalks, pavements, and walls into exuberant geometric mosaics composed of vibrant tiles.
His sidewalk’s plasters illuminate the wounds of the urban fabric. They are part of daring street art and contemporary art while recalling the traditional Japanese kintsugi, the art of repairing while enhancing. (…) Works arise from under the asphalt, as if they had always been there, buried under our contemporary conventions. Were they already there before? Who made them? How? So many questions that lead to others on the standard, urban development, but also more tenderly, on the care given to what is damaged and the role that we can give to our public spaces.Ememem