In Lyon, street art can be found on every street corner. Among these works, we now find four painted staircases in different arrondissements. Enough to give a new meaning to our walks in the city.
Prunelle stairs, between canuts and South America
It is the first to see the light of day in Lyon in 2015. With inspirations coming straight from Brazil and Mexico, Genaro Lopez decides to embellish the Croix Rousse a little more. For that, he wishes to bring an artistic touch to a passage well known to the inhabitants. The stairs of rue Prunelle were then chosen as a canvas by the artist. To make the experience even richer, residents are invited to brush up on two autumn weekends. It is in October that the multicolored jacquard pattern is revealed in the heart of Croix Rousse. Like an ode to the trip to Rio and a return to the days of the canuts and weavers.
Mermet stairs, plants at your feet
Once again, the Croix Rousse was chosen in 2019 for this second Stair’Art project. Superposition partners with the artist Wenc to embellish the Mermet staircase and give it a second life. These are summer colors and a plant motif that have been chosen to embellish the living conditions of the inhabitants of the district. They were even able to get their hands dirty and contribute to the creation of the fresco. Inaugurated in the spring of that year, the slopes of the Croix Rousse are displayed in blue, yellow and white to become one of the favorite photo spots of passers-by.
The Berges du Rhône, femininity embodied
This year 2021 has been loaded with new artistic projects in Lyon. We move and we find ourselves in the heart of the Berges du Rhône, in the 3e arrondissement to discover a new work all in femininity. It’s with the artist Don Mateo that Superposition decided to work to achieve a work of poetry on the vegetable theme. But to understand it, it will be necessary to know how to place oneself in the right place. To see the face of this peaceful young woman surrounded by nature, more real than ever thanks to the Rhône which runs along the fresco, sit down facing the stairs. A dose of color that brings joy to these steps so beloved by Lyonnais.
Stairs rue Pasteur, an ode to travel
La Guillotière also has a right to its dose of street art. To alleviate the nuisances in the district, the town hall of 7earrondissement appealed to Superposition. The idea was to create a painted staircase, the model of which was chosen by the inhabitants themselves from among the three proposed motifs. Today, you can walk the steps rue Pasteur while traveling in Asia thanks to this fresco imagined by the artist Gaspard Mariotte. A calm environment, with shimmering colors that would almost make us forget that we are in the heart of Lyon. And local residents can appreciate these stairs all the more because they have participated in their construction!