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

Who is the street art artist who has influenced the younger generations?

In the history of street art, there are those who paved the way for revolutionary techniques, like Epsylon Point and its colored stencils, and those who bring a new look to this art through their works. But who is the most influential figure in street art ?

Influential street art artists

Street art or urban art as we know it was born in the 1960s in the United States. This artistic movement was started almost by accident by two artists from Philadelphia, Cornbread and Cool Earl, who had fun tagging the walls with messages of love. But the movement quickly spread to New York where graffiti ended up flooding subway trains, the facades of walls and buildings, sidewalks… In short, the public space was filled with them.

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The street art fever was then exported to Europe, and Paris, the cradle of this artistic movement, was to know in the early 1960s its founding fathers like Zlotykamien and Ernest Pignon Ernest. Among the precursors of this art form: Epsylon Point, pioneer of the color and large stencil . Epsylon Point is a painter who cut his teeth at the School of Fine Arts in Dijon; he tried his hand at his first aerosol cans in the late 1970s.

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During one of his performances, he discovered a vocation for color stenciling and developed his technique, from 1983, alongside his friend La Signe. The artist does not know it yet, but he will become one of the most influential figures of the color stencil, in France, but also abroad.

The great European figures

Graffiti, tags, stencils, installations, mosaics, will gradually mark the urban landscapes, not without provoking the ire of the public authorities who will go so far as to sanction heavy fines the invasion of the public space by these drawings and tags in all genres.

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But that hasn't stopped the movement from gaining momentum. A little everywhere in Europe, names are distilled, like Banksy, the brothers Os Gemeos, JR or Invader, who become recognized and essential figures of street art . Bansky, to whom we owe “The Girl with the Ball”, a stencil made on Waterloo Bridge in London, even manages to invest the world of “institutionalized” art. Some of his works, such as "Keep it Spotless" and "The Rude Lord" have sold for high prices in auctions.

The CHOOSE Gallery

In the 8th arrondissement of Paris, La CHOOSE Galerie has chosen to devote an exhibition dedicated to the hallway stencils of Epsylon Point. Street artist and pioneer of urban art in France, this artist has for more than forty years expressed his art and transmitted his view of the world through his denunciatory and anti-system works. Among the paintings exhibited on site, you will have the opportunity to admire some historical ones such as "Le mur Geisha" 1990 and "Errar es humano" 1987, but also his latest works such as "Le Charron", "Je suis Charlie" or again "The decrepitude of the soul".