France is where stenciling and the street art culture began.
C215 is a Stencil Artist from France.
In the world of art – whether classical, contemporary, or street – one is known not just for their prolific tendencies, but also for the style and compositions they are renown for.
C215 is an incredibly educated and talented man from the suburbs of Paris. The stencil artist, who has 2 Master’s degrees and a PhD from the Sorbonne, worked in export until his daughter was born. He made the switch to stenciling then, and hasn’t looked back.
It is not unusual to find a street artist who has been so formally educated. C215’s distinction comes from his stencils – most are faces, animals, and streetscapes, and are colored quite beautifully with bold hues. His work, done mostly during the day, can be found on rusty doors or mailboxes and on walls that have already been tagged.
What amazes this writer is that C215 has a unique perspective on different emotions that are easily detectable in the face.