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

The colored stencil: who is the street artist who used it first?

They can be seen on certain walls and facades of public spaces: the colored stencils are the work of street artists, such as Jef Aérosol, Miss Tic or Epsylon Point. But who among these talented artists is the first to have used this technique?

The colored stencil in the world of street art

Graffiti was born in the American United States in the mid-1960s. In France where pioneering artists like Gérard Zlotykamien and Ernest Pignon-Ernest were the first to spray walls with paint respectively from 1963 for the first and 1966 for the second with its posters on a human scale. But urban art was still in its infancy and a few years later, with the development of new techniques, it would become an artistic movement with a global dimension.

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Among the pictorial techniques that have revolutionized street art, the color stencil holds a special place. The color stencil consists in reproducing patterns, images, on a flat surface to then create contrasts according to different tones of colors. This technique makes it possible to cut out the light and thus obtain two different effects.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Epsylon Point developed this technique in the early 1980s. Along with her friend La Signe, the artist then perfected her art, skillfully playing with shades of color to produce portraits, slogans around the causes that l 'anime.

LA CHOOSE Galerie puts Epsylon Point in the spotlight

For more than 40 years, Epsylon Point has strongly contributed to promote artistic urban creation through its unique and original color stencils. LA CHOOSE Galerie in the 8th arrondissement of Paris has been devoting to him since the beginning of the year an unprecedented exhibition of his historical works, such as “Errar es humano” in 1987, but also his latest works: “Le Charron”, “Je suis Charlie” or “The decrepitude of the soul”.