C215 Borderline Show

Street artist C215 has been busy bombing the streets of Rome with his Caravaggio-inspired artworks. The French artist’s Borderline show at East London’s Signal gallery will catalogue these recent feats and explore the imagery of the Italian Renaissance painter. Having majored in art history, C215 has made no secret of taking inspiration from Caravaggio and his stencils put a fresh twist on the master’s well-known works. Pieces such as David and Goliath, Saint John the Baptist and Medusa are well executed, displaying a bizarre marring of urban culture, classical art and religion. Urban photographer Jeremy Gibbs, better known as ‘RomanyWG’, will also be showing photographs from both C215’s Community Service book and his recently released Out of Sight Urban Art/Abandoned Spaces volume. In the past five years, RomanyWG has documented street art and graffiti through his photography, capturing C215’s works on the street in a variety of locations worldwide.

The show takes place at Signal Gallery, Hoxton EC2A 4LB, 08 July 2011 – 23 July 2011

This is part of a longer blog on art in London at  The Week In Lists