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

Epsylon Point, the precursor of urban art in France

Its name is probably not unknown to you: Epsylon Point marked the history of urban art in France with its first color stencils, works of which it claims the paternity. How did this graffiti artist born in the middle of the 20th century discover street art? What are his most significant works? La CHOOSE Galerie in the 8th arrondissement of Paris tells you all about the artist.

Epsylon Point: the story of a passionate man

Passionate about art since his childhood, Epsylon Point took the step of street art at the end of the 1970s, even though he had just graduated from Fine Arts in Dijon. The passion for street art appeared to him as “a flash” according to him, during a performance produced in the late 1970s.

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“I had the impulse to cover a screen on which I was projecting images with black paint. I took a spray of paint and there it was like a flash ”. From that moment on, urban art never left the artist and began to emerge the first sketches of the colored stencil. The technique he developed alongside his friend La Signe is unprecedented and its echo over the years will influence many street artists around the world.

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In 1985, while the name of Epsylon Point is still unknown to the general public, he participated in the first gathering of the graffiti and urban art movement organized by the VLP in Seine-Saint-Denis in the city of Bondy. Other great street art figures were also there, to name only Jef Aérosol, Blek le rat, Speedy Graphito.

Exhibitions of his works

After moving to Turin, where he trained many artists in color stencil techniques, Epsylon Point returned to France in the late 1990s. But in the meantime, the law against the invasion of public space by the street art has hardened and many of his peers are on trial. Not him.

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A wise choice which has given even greater visibility to the artist's works. These colored stencils, rebellious and unconventional, are exhibited in French and European art galleries: Hommage à Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Galerie Espace, Turin (1992); “Cirque Erotic”, Kunstkabinett, Cologne (1993); “Erotics of everyday life”, Galerie Sanguine, Paris (1994); Galerie Arnaud Brument, Grand Stade de France (1998) “hihihihihi”, Galerie Ligne 13, Paris (2012); “Self-made”, Galerie Moretti & Moretti, Paris (2014), etc.

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For its part, La CHOOSE Galerie is dedicated to promoting its work worldwide.