Discover the work of Epsylon Point, street artist and pioneer of urban art in France.

Promote an artist of the French graffiti movement

The CHOOSE Galerie welcomes you to the 8th arrondissement in Paris to help you discover the evolution of the French art scene, especially urban art. With this in mind, we promote the work of Epsylon Point, street artist and pioneer of the French graffiti movement .

Focus on the French graffiti movement

The word “graffiti” designates an inscription or a more or less elaborate drawing painted on a wall, monuments and all kinds of objects, in private spaces, but most often, on the public highway.

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If the practice has existed since ancient times, since it is found in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, the art movement as we know it was born in the late 1960s in Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania. The phenomenon quickly landed in France thanks to the social movements of May 1968, in the form of political slogans. Brush, roller, spray paint and silkscreened posters allow students from all backgrounds to express themselves through increasingly studied formulas. These militant messages are at the origin of the tradition of aesthetic graffiti in the streets of Paris.

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Just like the poetry of the writings, their graphic quality is continuously improving. The arrival of the third millennium was thus accompanied by a “new generation” with a shift to a more square form of lettering. In addition, modern spray technologies make it possible to speed up painting and obtain new colors and effects. While drawing its inspiration from “old school” techniques, this generation gradually erases the traces of the previous one, in particular by painting over old inscriptions, a practice called “toying”.

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French urban art has won its letters of nobility, and the most talented in this field now have their place in the exhibition rooms of Parisian galleries, where their works are a resounding success. It is with this in mind, that is to say to offer it the best possible visibility, that we have decided to collaborate with Epsylon Point, a recognized street artist and one of the precursors of the French graffiti movement.

Who is Epsylon Point?

At just 70 years old, Epsylon Point is an essential artist of the French graffiti movement . This former Dijon Fine Arts graduate, who made his debut as a photographer and performer, was the first to use the 1983 color stencil and took part in the first street art gathering in France. He refined his technique and trained many artists, especially in Turin where he spent several years.

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Today raised to the rank of “living legend” of urban art in L'Hexagone, it has become a source of inspiration for artists of all stripes. If no label can be attributed to him, the popularity of his works cannot be denied. On abstract backgrounds painted by freehand, political slogans or images stand out dealing with his favorite themes: society, the human condition and its great tragedies, world conflicts, music ...

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In personal and group exhibitions in France or abroad, his creations are praised by experts and the public.