Title: C215 at Les Bains, Résidence d’artistes. Special project. Photo: Stéphane Bisseuil
Location Stored: MoSA, 78, rue Amelot Paris 75011
Location Created: Paris, France
C215, born in Vitry sur Seine, France, both resides and works in Vitry sur Seine, his birthplace. His signature style predominantly utilizes stencils, portraying themes of childhood and the marginalized in society. He captures the city’s essence, paying tribute to its inhabitants in a distinctive style characterized by fine lines, layers of color, and subtle overlays reminiscent of cracks.
After pursuing Art History studies at Sorbonne, C215 began showcasing his stencils in public spaces. Often drawing inspiration from Caravaggio or Ernest Pignon Ernest, he swiftly became a prominent figure in French street art. He showcases his artistry on various canvases, favoring walls, doors, and musical instruments. His quick technique grants him artistic freedom, portraying numerous faces in his pictorial vocabulary. His delicate work on portraiture draws from both anonymous figures and references to art history classics.
From Edie Sedgwick in Ibiza to Botticelli’s virgins in Barcelona and impoverished children in the favelas, C215’s artworks accompany us, emerging as faces in a crowd that was once opaque.
Today, his trace adorns walls worldwide, spanning cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and more. His exhibitions in Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Toronto, and others serve as testaments to his prolific career, his art akin to a visual travelogue reflecting his journey across the globe.
I am a mural enthusiast and a fervent admirer of street art. Rather than creating murals myself, I am passionate about collecting them. My love for street art knows no bounds. I am dedicated to curating and cherishing these artworks that grace the streets. My collection stands as a testament to my profound appreciation for this form of artistic expression.
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