“I began to paint outside because I wanted to say that it is good to put art in the streets and not solely in museums and galleries.
At the time my influences were taken from many directions. By the Painters: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Fernand Leger, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Gaston Chaissac, Jean Dubuffet, Alberto Giacometti, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring. By the musicians: David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, Led Zeppelin and Nina Hagen.
If a person wants a painting of mine it is good. This is why I painted the Micro Canvases. So that everyone can easily own a painting of mine and whatever colour they want. The paintings are all very small so they are easy to put in your luggage.” – Thierry Noir, 2016