C215

  French-born artist Christian Guémy, known as C215, is currently considered one of the best stencil artists around. He has been producing street art for about twenty years through paintings, drawings, and stencils, experimenting with surfaces of all sizes: from mailboxes to old abandoned doors to huge walls of buildings. He started using spray painting techniques in 2005 and his attention was focused on creating portraits of people: the elderly, children, refugees, beggars, that category of people we often forget to recognize in life.

  His production was not limited solely to the marginalized and the unknown. In recent years C215 has made several interventions that recall missing journalists or figures of famous people from history, or even stencil representations of Renaissance art. Fascinated by the paintings of Caravaggio and Ernst Pignon, he tries to interact with the urban context by reflecting in his works the feelings that are hidden behind a glance.

  C215 participated in the Au-delà du street art exhibition at the Musée de La Poste in Paris: his works were exhibited alongside those of Banksy, Invader, and Shepard Fairey.

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