Real World Street Art by C215

Christian Gumy, aka C215, hasn't slowed down one bit since we last interviewed him here on theMET. Most recently, the French street artist traveled around Europe, beautifying the streets everywhere he went.

“I paint in the streets people really belonging to the streets: tramps, but also beggars, street orphans from the poorest countries. This is a stencil tradition by the way,” C215 says. “The streets are just my favorite gallery, I've been in love with graffiti since I was a child. Sure I did draw, paint free hand with brushes and with cans, but stencils are the best way to quickly place something beautiful anywhere in the streets, without any fu**ing authorization.”

Above: Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Marseilles, France



Oslo, Norway

C215 on Flickr

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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