Levalet (née Charles Leval) was born in Epinal and spent his youth in Guadeloupe where he experienced urban graffiti culture. He trained initially in Strasbourg, studying painting and then animation.
Interested in video installations located on the streets, Levalet developed a style which focuses on an interaction between the subject of the artworks and the dimensions and features of the space they’re in.
For Levalet, urban art is part of the identity of the city, and the technicality of defining private property gives the idea of public space a new dimension. Inspired by the likes of Blek le Rat, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Zevs, Levalet aims to explore the architectural diversity of Paris, favoring alleys and passages which create an immediate intimacy with the viewer.