Kris Trappeniers is an urban and stencil artist who currently resides in Belgium. Studied art history and advertising art at the academy of Leuven (SLAC).
Versatile and experimental approach to stencil, inspired by traditional Japanese papercuts (kiri-e), anti-pop culture in the eighties and the arts & crafts movement of the 19th century.
Stencil and papercut design is based on small intricate ink drawings, often the stencil is used just once (as opposed to serigraphy), afterwards the pochoir is colored with acrylics and ttransforms into a decorative artwork itself. This cycle forces the artist to continuously come up with new designs and run through the cycle again.
The process from drawing to finished work is completely analogue, without the use of software or photo filters. Some designs involve more geometrics, resulting in analog halftone designs with a ‘trompe l’oeil’ effect.
As for his style, he tends to create engravings that are most of the time a hundred times bigger than usual, except maybe when it comes to cetaceans and other pachyderms.Alexis Diaz has a preference for wild animals in general, more specifically those living in the savannah. He blends them in a fantastical image with creatures from the depths of the oceans, replaces paws with tentacles and wings with hands.
These compositions usually create a machine of flesh, as he replaces a balloon with a heart and a basket with a fish.What Alexis Diaz offers through “The Pandilla” is a refined and meticulous aesthetic that is presented in a completely exuberant world. This art really stands out from the rest, both through its style and its inspiration, it is a neo-romantic type of street art, with steam-punk trends.
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