Peam’s depicts the faces of strangers and shares his passion for graffiti with everyone. The faces stand out on a panel of bright spray-painted colours, evoking walls covered by urban street artists.
Asserting freedom of expression
Springing up originally on the walls of our streets and temporary in nature, street art, or urban art, has been adapted by Peam’s to make it merge with the canvas…
Graffiti artist, street artist and painter… an artist that refuses to be pigeonholed, asserting his freedom of expression and desire for his work to speak to as many people as possible. Today he lives in Sarthe, France, not far from Le Mans, where he works on a technique that combines the energy of colour and faces, quite unlike the work he produces on walls.
Capturing a smile or a face, on the go
Peam’s work on canvas goes back to his favourite aspects of graffiti – colour and energy. He aims to recreate this energy and draw the audience’s eye by telling a story, which explains his propensity to use faces as subjects.
Peam’s is fascinated by the repeated movement of a single hair and facial expressions, but above all by the look in people’s eyes and all that it has to say. When people ask, “Why this woman?” or “Who is she?” Peam’s joyfully replies that she is simply a woman who is smiling, a stranger for whom they can make up their own story. He creates artworks that everyone is free to interpret as they like. The artist is interested not in guiding or supporting the observer but in allowing them complete freedom to experience the piece as subjectively as possible.