'Trapped' by Valérian, 2022
15.8 x 19.7 Inches
40 x 50 Centimeters
Hand-finished giclée print on 100% cotton 320gsm Watercolor fine art paper.
Limited Edition of only 30 (#4/20)
Hand-signed, stencil-signed, numbered and embossed by the artist.
Valérian Lenud is a French artist born in 1990. Now based in Mexico City after a decade of travel, Valé has developed an aesthetic that combines figurative compositions with pop-graffiti styling, both as murals and canvas artworks. With a strong compassion and belief in human spirit, his works can be seen as a mirror to our common humanity.
Combining various techniques, his work is primarily constructed with numerous layers of hand-cut stencils, painted with a mix of aerosol, brushes, palette knives and markers. Within this practice he combines chaotic shapes on multicolored backgrounds and subtle shading stencils to achieve captivating portraits. Valérian’s work contrasts recognizable pop-iconography with local culture imagery in his works, in order to portray the multifaceted identity of each culture he encounters during his travels around the world in more than thirty countries. This juxtaposition pays tribute to urban art by contrasting the grey of the streets with the intense colors that represent the vibrancy of life.
Valérian collaborates with galleries, social projects, festivals and brands. His artwork can be found in France, Monaco, New-York, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, México, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. To name some places, he exhibits in Carré d’Artistes in New-York, Amsterdam and México; with Galerie Saint Martin in Saint-Tropez and Galerie Sonia Monti in Paris. He has been covered by StreetArt NYC, Konbini, C’est de l’Art, Cultura Colectiva, Estilo DF and commissioned for projects including Jaguar Land Rover, Montana Colors, Comex or Santander.
And now, consigning exclusively with Signari Gallery.