Christian Guémy, 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."
C215 on Flickr