Wxyz - Couleurs maternelles

Wxyz - Couleurs maternelles
Acrylic on panel, Mixed media - Artist's stamp, Hand signed - 2020

Digital lines and acrylic paint on school slates dating from 2020, signed on the back with certificate of authenticity included.
This artwork is emblematic of Wxyz's work because it refers to his passion for letters and his constant desire, for 20 years, to pass on to Parisian pupils his visions of a simple, playful, accessible and lively graffiti.

Wxyz was born in Paris in 1980, he grew up and still works today in eastern Paris.
He owes his artistic awakening to the observation, from a young age, of wall inscriptions. Since 1996, he has painted many walls, mainly in the Paris region.
When he was young, before learning how to read, the city was a great theatre of shapes for him.
The letters of store signs and advertising posters fascinated him. The alphabet was something mysterious and magical for him.
One day, when as he just learned how to read, he saw a subway train on the Line 2 which was entirely covered in graffiti that neither he nor his mother could read.
What a surprise he had when he understood a letter could be drawn in a thousand different ways!
Since then, he enjoys transforming letters and looking for new ways to draw Wxyz with ‘all the colours of the alphabet’ as he enjoys telling the children.
Wxyz took part in numerous collective exhibitions and had 2 solos exhibitions in Paris in 2015 and 2020.

Lot details
Title of artwork
Couleurs maternelles
Acrylic on panel, Mixed media
Artist's stamp, Hand signed
Image size
26×55 cm
Sold with frame
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