Stencil Art By C215

Christian Guémy, also known as C215 is a Parisian street artist focused on stencil graffiti. Born in 1973, C215 started spray painting in 2005 and is today one of the finest, and most productive stencil artists on the street art scene.

His striking portraits of local people, children and especially his daughter Nina are expressive and distinctive in style. With his subjects always portrayed as proud and dignified, his images communicate on an universal level and draw attention to those that society has forgotten about. Although C215 has been writing and publishing poetry separately, the artist never adds text to his stencils, in order to give the viewer the full possibility of the interpretation. In his choice of backgrounds, layers of random, yet well selected found objects speak of passing time, with an outcome that is both, aesthetical and meaningful.

His elaborate stencils- if outside a gallery- appear in the streets of various cities all over the globe, such as New Delhi, London, Istanbul, Fes, Rome, Barcelona, and Paris. Lighting up the urban spaces they decorate, every stencil has a reason to exist in its specific, well thought of place and all his pieces are hand cut and sprayed originals with a mix of found objects.

C215′s favorite topic is portraits, as faces have an universal message that everybody, no matter who, will understand and be moved by. But “In the end, behind the portraits, the question is always freedom and dignity in the face of a capitalist daily life system.”

More Information: www.facebook.com/pages/C215 | www.flickr.com/photos/c215

C215_15 C215_01 C215_03 C215_10 C215_09 C215_08 C215_06 C215_05 C215_11 C215_12 C215_13 C215_14 C215_21 C215_20 C215_19 C215_18 C215_17

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One comment

  1. Kavindu Sugayana Wijesuriya · February 4, 2013

    hey did you draw these yourself. They are awesome. Great work.

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