C215

Born in: 1973

France

Biography

C215, a mysterious title might which refers to a Pantone color and a chemical formula. But behind this coded name, is an influential street artist. Christian Guémy, aka C215, was born in France in 1973.

In 2006, the artist began stencil work, and this activity never left his side since then. He studied history and economics, as he wanted a humanist profile of modern times, and gradually went towards History of Art.

It was through this course that his passion for Caravaggio' work began. C215 yearns to transpose splendor and beauty of classic art in our cities. In order to do this, he has taken over the walls of our cities such as Ivry-sur-Seine, and paints dreamlike and colorful works.

The aspect which triggered this was heartache. He separated from his wife and couldn't see his 4 year old daughter grow up every day. He was adamant to show that he thought about his daughter everyday, he made a stencil of his ex-wife and his daughter Nina. A creation which was key for his career as an urban artist.

His daughter and basically childhood are among his favorite themes, and always present in his work, but C215 also tackles other universal themes. He always has a humanist perspective, he highlights those people who are left out by the society and showcases them. Unknown people turn into stencil stars. He also does light work and draws romantic couples or animals, particularly cats.

C215's works are almost the size of humans, in order to be close to reality, except for certain imposing mural creations. He precisely highlights sparkling colors and lighting. One can perceive the character of his models through features and expressions which are depicted. Faces come alive and inspire poetry all over the city.


According to the artist, street art needs to be one with the environment, interact with its elements and portray true aesthetics. His first reference is Ernest Pignon, a guardian figure of urban art in France.

His work goes beyond Paris and travels throughout the world, both on walls and museums. He stands out through his graphic signature, symbolizing a cube with a blaze (name or signature for a street artist) C215.

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C215, Femme Favelas, Painting

C215

Femme Favelas, 2015
81 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

4 000 €

C215, La Madone, Print

C215

La Madone, 2016
76 x 56 cm
Print

700 €

C215, Autoportrait, Print

C215

Autoportrait, 2017
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Print

195 €

C215, Les amoureux, Painting

C215

Les amoureux, 2017
65 x 44 cm
Painting

3 500 €

C215, Simone Veil, Painting

C215

Simone Veil, 2017
39 x 61 cm
Painting

2 500 €

C215, Méduse - Le Caravage, Painting

C215

Méduse - Le Caravage, 2017
64 x 51 x 8 cm
Painting

3 000 €

C215, Le Lion, Painting

C215

Le Lion, 2017
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Painting

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C215, Le Fumeur, Painting

C215

Le Fumeur, 2017
63 x 53 x 2 cm
Painting

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C215, Laura, Painting

C215

Laura, 2017
65 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

3 500 €

C215, Forever, Print

C215

Forever, 2017
30 x 41 cm
Print

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C215, La Femme et l'Oiseau, Painting

C215

La Femme et l'Oiseau, 2017
73 x 60 x 4 cm
Painting

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C215, Halloween lithographie réhausée, Drawing

C215

Halloween lithographie réhausée, 2017
71 x 58 x 1 cm
Drawing

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C215, Meow, Painting

C215

Meow, 2014
146 x 97 x 3 cm
Painting

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C215, Femme et l'enfant, Painting

C215

Femme et l'enfant, 2016
60 x 40 cm
Painting

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C215, Baccho, Print

C215

Baccho, 2015
71 x 46 cm
Print

500 €

C215, Al Pacino, Painting

C215

Al Pacino, 2014
81 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

4 000 €

C215, MIR, Painting

C215

MIR, 2016
78 x 78 cm
Painting

800 €

C215, Bacchus, Print

C215

Bacchus, 2015
71 x 46 cm
Print

500 €

C215, Yoda, Painting

C215

Yoda, 2017
81 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

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C215, Bob Marley, Painting

C215

Bob Marley, 2015
73 x 52 x 5 cm
Painting

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C215, Bacchus, Print

C215

Bacchus, 2014
71 x 46 cm
Print

190 €

C215, Hommage à Nelson Mandela, Painting

C215

Hommage à Nelson Mandela, 2015
81 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

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C215, Portrait de Femme, Painting

C215

Portrait de Femme, 2015
80 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

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C215, Lost in translation, Painting

C215

Lost in translation, 2015
81 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

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C215, La Madone, Painting

C215

La Madone, 2015
90 x 67 x 3 cm
Painting

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C215, Wonderland, Painting

C215

Wonderland, 2014
88 x 67 x 3 cm
Painting

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Galerie LA BOHEME

Stroke Munich
From October, 4 To October, 8 2017
MUNICH - Germany

GALERIE OPENSPACE

La Mauvaise réputation
From May, 20 To August, 1 2017
Paris - France

Galerie Berthéas les Tournesols

Zéro de conduite
From December, 6 To December, 27 2015
Vichy - France

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