“This is a portrait of my daughter Nina, who is today 10 years old. she is the main subject of my work since she was born and it is mostly through her and because of her that I became a painter. I have painted her portrait for the first time in 2007 and I think now that I have made more than a hundred different ones so far today. The idea is for her later to understand how much I missed her, as we do not live together.” C215.
Emotions, expressions, humanity, here is the vocabulary transcribed on canvas and walls by C215 alias Christian Guémy. Known as one of the legends of the urban Parisian scene, his works mix symbols of urban rejection. Street kids, homeless, drug-addicts, they are all waiting for time to fly by although it does not happen quickly enough. This is what conveys C215 in the form of a silent visual revolution.
His faces are of a flawless expression, accentuated by the addition of blazing colors, which defy the sadness of the gaze and question the viewer. As a muse, appear the features of his daughter, Nina. Far away from an urban writing vocabulary, it is humans who inspire C215, his misfortunes, concerns, daily life, especially the impact of this daily life on their expression and feelings.