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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, Chat couché (Morsang), Painting

C215

Chat couché (Morsang), 2018
16.9 x 13 inch
Painting

$3,085

C215, Gainsbourg, Print

C215

Gainsbourg, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$224

C215, Meow, Painting

C215

Meow, 2018
25.6 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Nina Bulle, Painting

C215

Nina Bulle, 2018
21.3 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,746

C215, Killing you in my mind, Print

C215

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

$937

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C215, Caravagesque, Painting

C215

Caravagesque, 2014
46.5 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$5,814

C215, Charles Bronson, Painting

C215

Charles Bronson, 2014
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,340

Our recommendations C215, Carrie Fisher, Painting

C215

Carrie Fisher, 2014
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,340

C215, Untitled, Painting

C215

Untitled, 2016
25.6 x 32.3 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,450

Our recommendations C215, Charlie Chaplin, Painting

C215

Charlie Chaplin, 2014
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,340

C215, Halloween lithographie rehaussée, Print

C215

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

$1,127

C215, Chat sauvage, Painting

C215

Chat sauvage, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,746

C215, Le roi des animaux, Painting

C215

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

$7,713

C215, Jeune Femme année 20, Painting

C215

Jeune Femme année 20, 2016
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$4,746

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C215, Sans titre, Painting

C215

Sans titre, 2018
33.1 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$6,526

C215, Baccho, Print

C215

Baccho, 2015
28 x 18.1 inch
Print

$593

Our recommendations C215, Chat, Painting

C215

Chat, 2018
41.3 x 33.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,357

C215, Smoker, Painting

C215

Smoker, 2018
48 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$8,900

C215, Catwoman, Painting

C215

Catwoman, 2018
39.4 x 32.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$7,357

In time for Christmas
C215, MIR, Print

C215

MIR, 2015
30.7 x 30.7 inch
Print

$381

In time for Christmas
C215, Tiger, Painting

C215

Tiger, 2017
48 x 66.3 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$14,239

In time for Christmas
C215, Baccho, Print

C215

Baccho, 2014
28 x 18.1 x 0 inch
Print

$225

In time for Christmas
C215, Bacchus, Print

C215

Bacchus, 2014
28 x 18.1 inch
Print

$225

C215, Une Vie par Simone Veil, Painting

C215

Une Vie par Simone Veil, 2017
8.3 x 5.3 x 1.4 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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C215, Falling cat, Painting

C215

Falling cat, 2018
35.4 x 11.8 inch
Painting

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C215, Souvenirs d'enfance, Painting

C215

Souvenirs d'enfance, 2018
24 x 19.5 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, Chat portrait, Painting

C215

Chat portrait, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Martin Luther King Jr, Painting

C215

Martin Luther King Jr, 2017
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 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, 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, 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, Bob Marley, Painting

C215

Bob Marley, 2015
28.7 x 20.5 x 2 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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Our recommendations C215, Meow 2018, Painting

C215

Meow 2018, 2018
25.6 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Le Fumeur, Painting

C215

Le Fumeur, 2018
25.2 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Maître Yoda, Painting

C215

Maître Yoda, 2018
28.7 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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C215, Le Baiser, Painting

C215

Le Baiser, 2017
28.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Nina, Painting

C215

Nina, 2017
31.5 x 20.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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C215, Le Lion, Painting

C215

Le Lion, 2017
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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C215, Laura, Painting

C215

Laura, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, La Femme et l'Oiseau, Painting

C215

La Femme et l'Oiseau, 2017
28.7 x 23.6 x 1.6 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, La Madone, Painting

C215

La Madone, 2015
35.4 x 26.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Wonderland, Painting

C215

Wonderland, 2014
34.6 x 26.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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C215, Cat, Print

C215

Cat, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

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C215, Autoportrait, Print

C215

Autoportrait, 2017
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Print

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