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

A gallery dedicated to street art in Paris (France), at the work of Epsylon Point.

The CHOOSE Galerie welcomes you to the 8th arrondissement of Paris , a space dedicated to promoting the street art scene in France. Since our opening in January 2020, we have dedicated our action to the defense of the works of Epsylon Point, one of the pioneers of urban art in France.

Focus on street art in France

Even if the graffiti that covers the walls, monuments and street furniture still have detractors who equate them with acts of vandalism, more and more French people see them as a new form of expression. Enthusiasts even tend to classify them as an artistic discipline in its own right.

Forced to work in the shadows for many years, artists of the street art movement today dare to reveal their identity and show themselves. Their works now find their place in the exhibition halls of major art galleries in Paris and museums in France .

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The phenomenon, which has become a global fashion, started in the United States as in France in the 1960s. The social movements of May 1968 offered it the ideal stage to develop fully. The protesting students use it to highlight their political slogans. However, it was not until the 1980s to witness the real flourishing of urban art, when the law hardened.

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Paradoxically, the little taste of the forbidden due to going underground encourages its development. During the 1980s and 1990s, they refined their techniques and tried others. Among the innovations that are spreading among street art enthusiasts, stencils and bombs are quickly gaining popularity. With new colors and original effects, everyone is able to give free rein to their creativity and display their work in broad daylight.

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From the beginning of the 2000s, street art was “formalized” in France. This is the period when the association Le MUR was born, for “Modulable, Urbain et Réactif”. The 80 artists who are members of this collective take turns exhibiting their work on large billboards installed in rue Oberkampf, in the heart of Paris, including Epsylon Point.

In 2009, an unprecedented event was organized at the Grand Palais for more than a month: the exhibition of 150 taggers from around the world. This initiative establishes the discipline, which is gradually gaining recognition from professionals and the public. The Cartier Foundation followed the example a few months later with another exhibition called “Born in the Street” intended to give more visibility to urban art.

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Following them, retrospectives dedicated to street art follow one another, and the young rising painters are more and more numerous, influenced by Bansky and Epsylon Point instead of Picasso or Matisse.

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Indeed, in the world of French street art, Epsylon Point stands out as a reference. This extraordinary artist, who does not fit into any category, is the master of color stencils, which he was the first to use in 1983. From walls to canvases, the success of his offbeat creations on social subjects does not exist. is never denied.