Christian Guemy (aka C215) is a French graffiti artist traveling the streets of the world, leaving his art on unlikely places — on buildings, broken boundary walls and rusting street infrastructure. His stencil work is striking and powerful.
“I love to place my characters in abandoned buildings. They inhabit those places like ghosts, they underline the life that once was there,” he says. His images are solitary faces and figures, captivating in their loneliness. Chand Prakash, who faces a Guémy work from his shop Prakash Electricals, says, “Everyday I look at the face of the woman on the opposite wall and wonder why it moves me so much. I wonder about that firang artist. Cars slow down and people take pictures with their camcorders and cell phones.”
There was some recent inflated controversy in the Taiwan media recently about traveling ‘foreigners’ defacing property with graffiti; for which they were caught and fined. If you have ever seen the glum architecture of parts of Taipei you would realize that it would be the perfect canvas for the work that follows.
Christian Guémy showcases his work on flickr. Via Express India.