British, born Paris France. 1963
Martin Firrell is a French public artist who stimulates debate in public space to catalyse social change. He uses language to engage directly with the public, provoking dialogue, usually about aspects of marginalisation, equality and equitable social organisation. The artist's reported aim is 'to make the world more humane'. His work has been summarised as 'art as debate'.
Barbara Ulbrist + Christiane Kunz
3 Digital Billboads, Clear Channel UK, October 2020
Still Revolting marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Gay Liberation Front in the UK and the beginning of the modern LGBT+ rights movement. Three billboards, based on an original placard by Peter Tatchell, stress that the struggle for equality continues around the world.
Moustache and Leopard Skin
Girl on Girl