Wednesday, November 19, 2008

C215 Questions and Answers with Wooster Collective!

The good ol' Wooster Collective has started up again on doing their "The A's to our Q's" and had a chat with artist C215, the world recognized Stencil Artist from France.

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Age: 35
Hometown: Paris
Where do you now live?: Paris - Belleville
Where would you most like to live?: Morocco
Who was your first "hero" in life?: Indiana Jones
What is your favorite thing to do on your day off from work?: To know it I should stop working some day
What is your favorite color?: Blue
Who (or what) do you love?: my 5 years old daughter Nina
Who and/or what are some of your influences?
Ernest Pignon-Ernest is my main reference, being the first French street artist in history, and doing amazing stencils and silkscreened posters outside already in the 70's.

What other artists do you most admire? I am a big fan of the portraits of Stéphane Carricondo, from the 9th Concept crew, I love James Jean drawings and the watercolours of my very good friend Dan23. In the streets the best for me is for sure mister Banksy.

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Wooster: How would you describe your art to someone who could not see it?
C215: I am for one year traveling the world to paint contextual stencils in the streets, mostly by day and without any authorization. I like to paint portraits, but also animals and complete streetscapes. You can find my works on tagged doors, rusty mailboxes or int he corner of your street. I like to interact with locals, where ever I go, cutting ad hoc stencils for each trip : Brasil, Israel, India, Morocco or Poland streets can not be hit in the same way. I try to express with stencils something not so easy to get with such tools : to provide feeling and emotions to the passing by people.

Wooster: What other talent would most like to have?
C215: I would love to play piano, but I am quite dyslexic

Wooster: What do you fear the most?
C215: Losing the use of my right hand or my both eyes (losing all this at the same time i would be very unlucky !)

Wooster: What is your greatest ambition?
C215: To teach my daughter my technical skills if she could be interested and make her proud of her father when she will be older


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