Valérian, or Valé Stencil, is a french street artist born in 1990. Now based in Mexico City after a decade of travel, Valé has developed an aesthetic that combines figurative stencil 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 brushes, aerosol cans and markers. Within this practice he combines chaotic shapes on multicolored backgrounds and subtle shading stencils to achieve a sense of photorealism.

 

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. 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 colaborates with galleries, social projects, festivals and brands. His artwork can be found in galleries in Paris, Monaco, New-York, Amsterdam, Spain, Italy, México, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. To name some places, he exhibited in the Franz Mayer Museum and Carré d’Artistes in México; with Le Lavomatik and Galerie Sonia Monti in France or Carré d'Artistes New-York in USA. 

He has been covered by StreetArt NYC, Konbini, Cultura Colectiva, Estilo DF and commissioned for projects including Jaguar Land Rover, Montana, Comex and Santander.

Exhibitions

March 2020 - Veracruz, México > La Galería

February 2020 - Amsterdam, Holland > Carré d'Artistes

December 2019 - New-York, USA > Carré d’Artistes Greenwich Village

 

October 2019 - Paris 8ème, France > Galerie Sonia Monti


September 2019 - Marseille, France > Carré d’Artistes Marseille


August 2019 - Nice, France > La Quincaillerie d’Art

July 2019 - Monaco, Monaco > Monaco Art Gallery Show


June 2019 - Mexico City, Mexico > Exhibition in Hotel Hyatt


June 2019 - Mexico City, Mexico > Exhibition in Hotel W


June 2019 – Los Cabos, Mexico > Exhibition in Ida Victoria Gallery


May 2019 – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico > Exhibition in Carré d’Artistes San Miguel


March 2019 – Buenos Aires, Argentina > Collective exhibition in Galeria Union (Graffitimundo)


February 2019 – Valparaiso, Chile > Collective exhibition Wall to Wall in Galeria Bahia Utopica


December 2018 – México City, Mexico > Collective exhibition in Cultural Center Minero


November 2018 – Barcelone, Spain > Collective exhibition “Tzompantli” in Galeria Haimney


October 2018 – Reforma, México City > Exhibition Mexicraneos by Locos Por El Arte


October 2018 – Puglia, Italy > Collective exhibition " Tzompantli” in Contemporary Art Gallery “Torreone Angioino”


September 2018 – Polanco, México City > Exhibition Time Axios in Land Rover/Jaguar Masaryk


August 2018 – Polanco, México City > Solo Show Carré d’Artistes México (40 artworks)


August 2018 – Paris, France > Collective exhibition in Le Lavomatik Street-Art Gallery


July 2018 – Polanco, México City > Exhibition JaguArte in Antara Mall


April 2018 – Museum Franz Mayer, México City > Collective exhibition Ethos


January 2017 to December 2018 – Toulon, France > Collective and permanent exhibition in Galerie Lisa


November & December 2017 – Guanajuato, Querétaro, México City and Oaxaca (Mexico) > Exhibition “3r encuentro Estencil México”

 

October & November 2017 – San Angel, México City > Solo Show “Muerte y Tradiciones” in Cultural Center of “Alliance Française du Mexique”

 

May 2017 – México City > Collective exhibition in “El Ahuehuete Gallery”


March 2017 – México City > Exhibition “Noches de Autor” in Brea


November 2016 to June 2018 – Bogota, Colombia > Collective and permanent exhibition in DIBS Gallery (by Culture Shock Colombia)


August 2016 to August 2017 - Marseille, France > Collective and permanent exhibition in UndArtGround Concept Store Marseille

July 2016 - Roma, México City > Exhibition“Migration, exodus through Mexico” in Galerie AguaFuerte


April 2016 to June 2018 – Sante Fe, México City > Collective and permanent exhibition in Pop Atelier Fine Art


March 2016 - México City > Solo Show “Retratos, pasión por el rostro” in Galerie AguaFuerte


Since January 2015 - Colonia Condesa, México City > Collective and permanent exhibition in Tinta Naranja Urban Gallery

 

 

Events & Projects

Personal and social project in a Maasaï school and community - February 2019 (Ilngwesi, North Kenya)

Street-Art Festival Barrio Vivo – May 2019 (Mexico City)

Street-Art Festival Bakalarte – April 2019 (Bacalar, México)

Street-Art through Argentina and Chile – March 2019 (Santiago, Valparaiso & Buenos Aires)

Christmas with Santander – December 2018 (Monterrey, México)

Street-Art Festival Barrio Vivo – May 2018 (Mexico City)
 


Street-Art Festival Bakalarte – Avril 2018 (Bacalar, México)

Street-Art Festival Ciudad Mural Culiacan – October/November 2017 (Culiacan, México)

Festival "CompArte por la Humanidad" (Share For Humanity) – July 2017 (Chiapas, México)


Street-Art Festival Ciudad Mural Zacatecas – May/June 2017 (Zacatecas, México) 


Projet ARTizapan – May 2017 (Mexico City)


Street-Art Festival Ciudad Mural Saltillo – April/May 2017 (Saltillo, México) 
 


Street-Art MUJAM Project– January 2016 (Mexico City)

 

Black Is Color Project (Prints) – Since July 2015 (Mexico City)


 

Personal project, paintings during travels - April to July 2015 (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia)

© 2020 by Valérian

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