Title: J’ai deux amours Completed: 2022
Christian GUEMY, alias C215 (Painter), lives and works in Ivry-sur-Seine.
Christian Guémy is a French urban stencil artist born in 1973.
C215 has been on the streets worldwide since the early 2000s. He presents his works painted on objects or canvas in several galleries in France and abroad. He has exhibited in many national museums and regularly collaborates with public, cultural, or social institutions.
“C215 is considered today as one of the most recognized stencil artists on the world street art scene.”
“C215’s art captures a light, depth, and humanity that is difficult, and rare using stencils, his chosen medium. Stencils tend to flatten images and make them static, but C215 has developed a style of illustrating and stenciling that yields an impressionistic illumination of his subject’s character. Even though his technique is meticulously refined, C215’s work transcends the formal and seems to get to the core of compassion and belief in the human spirit. Encountering C215’s pieces on the street always makes me happy”
Shepard Fairey / OBEY GIANT