Laurent Degrand exhibition - Volcom Store Bordeaux

On Thursday September 25, Volcom hosted the exhibition of Laurent Degrand in their branded store in Bordeaux.

The 34 year old artist from Bordeaux has been immersed in the world and culture of boardsports for many years. His style, very inspired by street art and the DIY spirit of punk, allows him to create with everything he finds on the street.

Indeed the art of Laurent is based on recycling - and uses only recycled materials through painting, sculpture or sewing.

In 2014, Volcom has partnered with the approach of the artist, providing textile waste from fine textile rolls, old prototypes and other clothing set to be destroyed.

With these materials, Laurent has created unique dolls that adorned the windows of the entire network of Volcom stores in Europe.

"It's the meet of the voodoo and doudoux. Funny and nasty, you can love us or torture us. With hugs or pins, come play with us forever "as Laurent likes to describe his dolls.

Because of recent heavy heat, the city center of Bordeaux is quiet in September, but people have made the trip to see the artists's universe around a cold beer and some tapas.

Thank you to all for coming and to all the staff of Volcom for contributing to the success of this event.

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Volcom  a accueilli le jeudi 25 Septembre, l’exposition de Laurent Degrand dans son Volcom Store de Bordeaux.

L’artiste bordelais de 34 ans baigne dans l’univers et la culture glisse depuis de nombreuses années. Son style, très inspiré du street art et de l’esprit Do It Yourself du mouvement punk, lui permet de créer avec tout ce qu’il trouve dans la rue. En effet l’art de Laurent basé sur le recyclage utilise uniquement des matériaux de récupération à travers la peinture, la sculpture ou encore la couture. En 2014, Volcom s’est associé à la démarche de l’artiste, en lui fournissant des déchets textiles issus des fins de rouleaux de tissu, des vieux prototypes ou autres vêtements détruits.

Avec ces matériaux, Laurent a créé des poupées uniques qui ont orné les vitrines de tout le réseau des magasins Volcom en Europe.

«Nous sommes à la rencontre du vaudou et des doudoux. Drôles et méchants, vous pouvez nous aimer ou nous torturer. Avec des câlins ou des épingles, venez jouer avec nous pour toujours » comme Laurent aime décrire ses poupées.

A cause des fortes chaleurs récentes, le centre ville bordelais est bien calme en ce mois de septembre, mais les gens ont e fait le déplacement pour rencontre l’univers plutôt déjanté de Laurent autour d’une bière fraiche et de tapas.

Encore merci à tous à toutes les personnes présentes et à tout le staff de Volcom pour avoir contribué au succès de cet événement.

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