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

Color stencil board

The stencil in color is a street art technique allowing to reproduce patterns on a flat surface to then create contrasts according to different tones of colors. Used by Epsylon Point , the color stencil revolutionized urban art and gained a following among the younger generation of stencils.

Color stencil board: the genesis

The colored stencil is a major discovery of street art which emerged in the United States in the early 1980s. In France, this artistic movement was carried by pioneering artists like Gérard Zlotykamien and Ernest Pignon-Ernest. The advent of the color stencil would give a dimension.

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The stencil is not a new pictographic creation nor an invention of the old continent. This printing technique already existed in prehistoric times and some civilizations, particularly in Japan, used this technique for coloring the fabrics of often richly decorated clothing. Many monuments and medieval buildings are also adorned with murals, the printing method of which is largely stenciled.

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In street art, the first color stencils were made by Epsylon Point, one of the pioneers of French urban art. We are in the early 1980s and the French artist, then in his thirties, was graduating from Beaux-Arts in Dijon. After having tried his hand at photography, Epsylon Point discovered a passion for spray painting and “like a flash”, he came up with the idea of ​​projecting different colors onto a cutout placed on a flat support. The colored stencil was born.

The stencils storming the cities

The machine has never stopped for Epsylon Point, whose technique has become a benchmark in street art. The artist traveled a lot during these years to Turin and Paris.

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Other renowned artists followed suit and helped further strengthen the popularity of street art. Among the best known, we can cite Blek the rat, Jef Aérosol, Jérôme Mesnager, Mosko, Miss Tic, Némo, Banksy Shepard Fairey. The stencils today bring together artists recognized by official channels and a much larger community of anonymous.

Epsylon Point in the spotlight at La CHOOSE Galerie

“Error es humano”, a stencil produced in 1987 and since passed on to posterity, “Culture” (1998), “Birth” (1999), “La gare” (2008) are some of Espylon Pont's timeless works. exhibited since the beginning of the year at La CHOOSE Galerie , in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The artist also presents his latest works, mixing joy, sadness and melancholy. Discover his unpublished paintings from 2020 where he orchestrates the play of colors and contrasts to perfection: “Le Charron”; "The decrepitude of the soul"; " With family " ; "Louis Armstrong"; “Place in India” or even “Solidarity”.