The Positivity of Artistic Irrelevance
Is winging it a great approach to painting? To life? Art can deeply impact people in many ways. In recent years graffiti, street art, and mural art has become a global phenomenon. Can we use art as a way to positively impact communities? Taking chances is an approach artists are familiar with. Is it a method to life that we can all embrace? Always follow the passion. Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau was born in Versailles France in 1973 and was influenced by the American Pop Art and early Graffiti movement of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s and began his artistic endeavors in Paris in 1987 at the age of 14. In 1989, Mr. D created his first piece of canvas art, as well as his first large-scale mural. In the early-90s he began to travel the world painting in remote countries like Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Senegal, and many western destinations. In 1995, Mr. D was invited to participate in his first contemporary art group show in Paris.
Mr. D immigrated to the United States in 1998 and in 2000 launched what is now a highly successful “ Street Art inspired “mural company in Houston Texas, “Eyeful Art Murals and Designs”, serving both the public and private sectors. Mr. D’ describes his style as “Canpressionism“ a neo-impressionist texture primarily done with spray paint and street art techniques such as “tagging and paint dripping “creating a “urban impressionism” like texture. “After 30 years as an artist, the stigma in regards to Urban Art remains, and I want to change people’s perception. My artistic and personal goal is to use my skills, experience, and credibility to demonstrate “Urban Art as Fine Art” approach while connecting with people around me; Art is for me an emotion more than an aesthetic outcome”.