Pigeon creates community by confronting the customs, people, laws, institutions, companies that tell us that the place we live in is not our home. All his work is motivated by the simple idea that making people feel or act like they are not at home in the place they live is morally unacceptable.
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Pigeon is a street artist and fine artist who primarily deals with the problem of feeling at home in ones environment, or… massively failing to do so! Pigeon grew up in a gang-ridden suburb of Paris; has squatted in Loísaida, NYC; lived in New Orleans and now resides in Bangor, Maine. Pigeon is interested in places that are suffering from identity crisis and he aims to create community through narratives.
Pigeon’s primary mediums are charcoal and pen on paper.
Pigeon thinks art should be as fun and intense as playing rock n’roll. Pigeon has had his work punched at, tagged over, a knife pointed at his chest while pasting his art but he has also made a gallery patron cry with his work and received numerous hugs by strangers while working out on the street. He thinks these are all legitimate reactions to have to art.
Pigeon's work can be seen on the streets of Harlem, NY and Bangor, ME, at his studio, at pigeonnation.net or on Pigeon Gear, worn everywhere from Santa Fe to Addis Ababa.