C215 (street artist)

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Stencil by C215 in Brooklyn NY
(photo by dumbonyc)

C215, is the moniker of Christian Guémy, a French street artist hailing from Paris who has been described as "France's answer to Banksy".[1]

C215 primarily uses stencils to produce his art. His first stencil work was put up in 2006, but he has been a graffiti artist for (as of 2011) over 20 years.[2] His work consists mainly of close up portraits of people. C215's subjects are typically those such as beggars, homeless people, refugees, street kids and the elderly. The rationale behind this choice of subject is to draw attention to those that society has forgotten about. C215 is a prolific street artist and has practiced his art in cities all over the world. His stencils may be seen in Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Paris and Oslo.[3][not in citation given]

In addition to his street work, C215 also produces commercial artwork for galleries on wood and canvas. C215 has to date done a number of solo gallery shows to promote his work. C215's most recent show is entitled 'Community Service', currently running in Paris.[4][when?]

Guémy's daughter Nina is a popular subject of his stencil art. She has also become a stencil artist in her own right.[2]

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  1. ^ "French Banksy makes budding snapper a star". Metro. 14 December 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Sadler, Stephanie (25 January 2011). "Street artist interview: C215". Street Art London. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Interview with C215". Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "La Galerie Itinerrance". Retrieved 14 December 2010. 

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