French graffiti artist hits the streets in Shanghai
French graffiti artist Dezio has been living in Shanghai since 2007, leaving many graffiti and wall paintings across the city.
He sees the city as a mixture of colors, and finds inspiration from its fast-paced yet international vibe.
When he first came to Shanghai, he felt there was almost no street art in China.
There was a boom in 2010 when the city held the World Expo.
Artists across the globe came to Shanghai and found Moganshan Road an ideal place to paint, creating a "sacred place for graffiti" and triggering a street art boom in Shanghai.
Gradually, it has developed into a popular way of beautifying and improving neighborhoods, especially old ones, in Shanghai, where urban renewal projects are continuing to pop up.
"It's really kind of a very open culture here in China," he said.