Jef Aérosol was born in Nantes (France) and has been living and working in Lille. He's a master urban stencil artist, a main proponent of the first generation of street artists who started working on the streets in the early 80s. Jef has cut and sprayed stunning portraits of his heroes and cultural icons with humor and provocation. He was a pioneer of what is now called "urban art" and he remains a reference and an influence among street artists of the younger generations. His works have been widely published and exhibited worldwide.