Neil Wood – Et toi là, attrape ton étoile
The commission of Neil Wood for the Paris Metro (RATP), a 50 metre mural installation named ‘Eh Toi Là, Attrape Ton Étoile’ located at the Charles de Gaulle Étoile hub station, now also has its official plaque.
The text on the plaque reads, translated:
|A star under the Place de l’Etoile: the work of British artist Neil Wood proposes a random constellation in the heart of the station on a fresco fifty meters long and three meters high.
A tribute to the city of lights and the Champs-Elysées, the work makes use of the colours that are used to represent the different lines of the RATP-network. In search of his lucky star (or perhaps ours), the artist thus transforms, during the time of a passage, the daily journey of travellers into a small cosmic voyage.
Born in London in 1963, Neil Wood started in the world of design in 1985.
He founded his own studio in 1991 and mixes in his artistic practice various media: photography, writing, sculpture, engraving, sound installations and performances.
The arts magazine Beaux Arts published a text on the installation in March 2017 which you can read here (in French).