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Pierre Lepine (K'one) / national

For me this approach of painter is largely compatible with sticking stencils. I find this confrontationof a fragile paper support with a wall that is in itself a material and a color as when I work soft paint with a knife on a more rigid support.

Presentation

Born in Dunkirk on 06 November 1970. The port of this city has always been a source of inspiration for me because there was a lot of graffiti on the platforms on the wagons or on the blockhouses.

Biography

Born in Dunkirk on 06 November 1970. The port of this city has always been a source of inspiration for me because there was a lot of graffiti on the platforms on the wagons or on the blockhouses. A lot of lettering, too. Moving in 1987-1988 to Saint quentin in Yvelines The univers of graffiti was still very present in this city; hip hop culture was exploding at the time.

I studied history on Lille afterwards and exhibited in the upper french region since 1995. On this occasion I often met street art street artists with whom I hung my works but not in the same current. I  started with animals and city scenes in cut corrugated cardboard. We did at least 5 or 6 sales of Lille with Mimi the clown or the  Dude  Company.I appreciate  their  work.I  participated in Solidart in 2018.My orientation has long been that of a materialist painter a little in the mind by Nicolas de Stael .I exhibited from 2004 to 2008 at the gallery Wable and often crossed the border to go to  Belgium but the fact of being able to use the walls of a city as a gallery and catch the eyes have always itched me .

For me this approach of painter is largely compatible with sticking stencils. I find this confrontationof a fragile paper support with a wall that is in itself a material and a color as when I work soft paint with a knife on a more rigid support.

My sources of inspiration are the characters in motion, the looks, the postures that I stage in the  city. At the same time, I try to create a poetic connivance between the viewer and the subject as well as to reappropriate the city to make him tell a story that I like or more rarely to  denoncer. In  the workshop I continue to play with the supports and materials to recreate urban atmospheres, traces of the city (scratched walls, chipped paints, faded torn posters, layers of bright or past colors, inscriptions ….. Eiesare our daily landscape, they inhabit us and tell us much more than we think.

I took the step of sticking my stencils in 2017 and I do not regret it.

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