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Contact White Walls – Justin Giarla
White Walls Presents:
Nina je t’aime
White Walls is pleased to present the new work of Parisian stencil artist, C215, in his third solo exhibition with the gallery titled Nina je t’aime. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on view through October 4, 2014 and is free and open to the public.
“C215′s art captures a light, depth, and humanity that is difficult, and rare using stencils, his chosen medium. Stencils tend to flatten images and make them static, but C215 has developed a style of illustrating and stenciling that yields an impressionistic illumination of his subject’s character. Even though his technique is meticulously refined, C215′s work transcends the formal and seems to get to the core of compassion and belief in the human spirit. Encountering C215′s pieces on the street always makes me happy.” – Shepard Fairey
This sense of humanity is seen more in this body of work than ever before. In Nina je t’aime, C215 works solely on canvas using highly detailed hand-cut stencils and a vibrant color palette to create ten 24 x 36 inch portraits of muse and beloved daughter, Nina.
Christian Guémy, also known as C215, is a street artist known for his revered stencil graffiti. Born in Paris in 1973, C215 has spread his art around the globe with a public art career that began in 2005 and quickly established him as a man meant to be a legend.
Interview with C215
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request
Nina je t’aime
Opening Reception – Saturday, September 13, 7-11 pm
On View Through October 4, 2014
@ White Walls (www.whitewallssf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109