French stencil artist Christian Guémy better known as C215 just opened his latest solo show entitled ‘Douce France’ held at Paris 13 town hall, where the artist revealed a multitude of portraits from writer Emile Zola to actress Brigitte Lahaie.
Douce France unveils a set of 80 unique artworks on canvas or revisited objects as a medium to take a fresh, engaged, and humorous look at France and its history. For this ongoing project C215 questions and traces the founding principles of the French national identity, sometimes with irony, bringing together celebrities, political figures, and unknown heroes. Featuring portraits of French cutlural icons such as Simone Signoret, Cantona, Serge Gainsbourg, and many more.
The common thread in this wide range of artwork and installation is the amount of details produced by the artist using both monochrome and colorful tones.
Continue reading for more images and if you are in Paris the exhibition runs until 28th January at Mairie du 13eme, 1 place d’Italie, Paris.
Pics by Julie for StreetArtNews