C215 Christian guemy The art of stencil
"My works place invisible people in the rank of celebrities. Through these faces, I want passers-by to confront their own humanity." The tone is set, with his paintings Christian Guémy alias C215, one of the greatest art artists urban, wants to change the world. We discover it in this fascinating book where the painter gives himself up to Alessandra Mattanza, an expert in international street art. Following in the footsteps of C215 is equivalent to entering a kaleidoscopic world of sensations and emotions where each movement brings surprises and novelty. His art is not only visual, it is not about simple political provocation or social criticism. The discovery of a face, an encounter, the glimpse of a fleeting existence that is impregnated in the memory, everything is a pretext to arouse feelings in the depths of each one. Having become famous in 2008, when Banksy invited him to collaborate on various projects, C215 continued his work in the street. Considered one of today's most important stencil artists, he has been painting, drawing, tagging and photographing his works for over 20 years. The snapshots he delivers of his own vision and experience are a precious testimony that enriches this intimate portrait. Courted by galleries and museums, for him these "are places of conservation, the street devours, transforms, destroys..." and that's what he likes. A book that goes to the heart of his art and reveals his most important works from Paris to New York, via London, Los Angeles, New York, Rome, Istanbul, New Delhi but also Brazil, Morocco, Poland and Israel.