The Stade's illustrious goalkeepers now have their own fresco.

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To honour the great tradition of the talented goalkeepers who have occupied Rennes' cages, the club gave a free hand to an artist from Rennes to create a fresco in the corridors of Roazhon Park. Trib-Dirt, a fan of the Rouge et Noir since he was very young, took up the challenge.

How did you get into this discipline?
When I was a kid at school, there were more drawings in the margins than writing in the notebook. I've always been attracted to drawing. Painting came with time. When you know how to use paint, you can go far. I started with graffiti. I'm self-taught. By meeting people on graffiti sites, I learnt techniques. Later, I trained to become a multimedia graphic designer. That's where I learnt to use software like Photoshop, Illustrator... which allows me to transform images with filters and cut-outs and then reproduce them in paint. I usually paint on canvas, in smaller formats. The most I do is one metre by one metre. This is the first time I've done such a large format. The difficulty is adapting to the proportions to get the best result. The Stade offered me a list of goalkeepers. I liked them all. There are some I haven't seen play, like Georges Lamia, Marcel Aubourg and Pierrick Hiard. Otherwise, I've seen all the others play and liked them.

This work allows you to combine two passions...
I've been a supporter since I was very young, and my dad is a season ticket holder. He took me to the stadium when I was six. At the time, we were in the side stand, on the banks of the Vilaine. Then he moved to the Lorient stand when it was being renovated, and we moved back to the Vilaine stand when the Lorient stand was also being renovated. My father came thanks to tickets he had with his company. I was able to take advantage of them when I was quite young. A long time ago, a cousin of mine told me repeatedly to join the RCK and I met a friend who also encouraged me to join. I've been a fan in the kop for around ten years now. I can see the goalkeepers up close.

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