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C215

Born in: 1973

France

Emergent Artist

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, Yoda, Painting

C215

Yoda, 2016
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

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C215, Cat, Print

C215

Cat, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$802

C215, Cabu, Painting

C215

Cabu, 2016
13.8 x 11 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,486

C215, Michael Jackson, Painting

C215

Michael Jackson, 2016
7.5 x 11 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,104

C215, Meow, Painting

C215

Meow, 2018
18.1 x 15 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,021

C215, Hello Gizmo, Painting

C215

Hello Gizmo, 2019
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,254

C215, Femmes, Painting

C215

Femmes, 2017
17.3 x 25.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,067

C215, Steve McQueen, Painting

C215

Steve McQueen, 2018
8.7 x 5.9 x 2.6 inch
Painting

$2,504

C215, Roney, Print

C215

Roney, 2009
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,743

C215, Catwoman, Painting

C215

Catwoman, 2018
39.4 x 32.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$7,205

Our recommendations C215, Charlie Chaplin, Painting

C215

Charlie Chaplin, 2014
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,229

Our recommendations C215, La fille au ballon, Print

C215

La fille au ballon, 2018
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Print

$614 $697

C215, Charly caramel orange, Print

C215

Charly caramel orange, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$614 $697

C215, Blue Geneva 5, Painting

C215

Blue Geneva 5, 2016
25 x 19.3 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$4,650

C215, Killing you in my mind, Print

C215

Killing you in my mind, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$918

C215, Chat sauvage, Painting

C215

Chat sauvage, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,648

C215, Al Pacino, Painting

C215

Al Pacino, 2014
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,229

C215, Charly caramel Rose, Print

C215

Charly caramel Rose, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$697

Our recommendations C215, Sans titre, Painting

C215

Sans titre, 2018
33.1 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$6,392

C215, Blue Geneva 3, Painting

C215

Blue Geneva 3, 2016
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$3,577

C215, Boticelli, Print

C215

Boticelli, 2016
26.8 x 18.9 inch
Print

$755

C215, Bring Back Our Girls Blue, Print

C215

Bring Back Our Girls Blue, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$291

C215, Bring Back Our Girls Red, Print

C215

Bring Back Our Girls Red, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$291

C215, Gainsbourg, Print

C215

Gainsbourg, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$243

C215, Baccho, Print

C215

Baccho, 2014
28 x 18.1 x 0 inch
Print

$221

C215, Poésie, Painting

C215

Poésie, 2014
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$9,878

C215, MIR, Print

C215

MIR, 2015
30.7 x 30.7 inch
Print

$390

C215, La Fille au ballon, Print

C215

La Fille au ballon, 2018
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

$348

C215, Bacchus, Print

C215

Bacchus, 2014
28 x 18.1 inch
Print

$221

C215, La Vierge, Painting

C215

La Vierge, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, MagnifiCat, Print

C215

MagnifiCat, 2014
29.5 x 30.7 inch
Print

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C215, Falling cat, Painting

C215

Falling cat, 2018
35.4 x 11.8 inch
Painting

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C215, Mini-Meow, Painting

C215

Mini-Meow, 2018
25.6 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Our recommendations C215, Nina Bulle, Painting

C215

Nina Bulle, 2018
21.3 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Femme Favelas, Painting

C215

Femme Favelas, 2015
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Simone Veil, Painting

C215

Simone Veil, 2017
15.4 x 24 inch
Painting

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C215, Méduse - Le Caravage, Painting

C215

Méduse - Le Caravage, 2017
25.2 x 20.1 x 3.1 inch
Painting

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C215, Mère à l'enfant, Painting

C215

Mère à l'enfant, 2018
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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Our recommendations C215, Molitor, Print

C215

Molitor, 2014
20.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

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C215, Chat portrait, Painting

C215

Chat portrait, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Les amoureux, Painting

C215

Les amoureux, 2017
25.6 x 17.3 inch
Painting

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C215, Halloween lithographie réhausée, Drawing

C215

Halloween lithographie réhausée, 2017
28 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

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C215, Femme et l'enfant, Painting

C215

Femme et l'enfant, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Painting

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C215, Portrait de Femme, Painting

C215

Portrait de Femme, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Halloween lithographie rehaussée, Print

C215

Halloween lithographie rehaussée, 2017
28 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

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C215, Cat, Print

C215

Cat, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

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C215, Le roi des animaux, Painting

C215

Le roi des animaux, 2016
43.3 x 33.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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C215, Autoportrait, Print

C215

Autoportrait, 2017
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Print

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