Valérian, aka Valé Stencil, is a French street artist born, 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. 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.
Valérian’s work contrasts recognizable pop-iconography with local imagery, in order to portray the multifaceted identity of each culture he encounters during his travels. 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, Spain, Italy, México, Argentina, Chile and Colombia and in private collections from New York to Hong Kong.
He has been covered by StreetArt NYC, Konbini, Cultura Colectiva, Estilo DF and commissioned for projects including Jaguar, Land Rover, Montana, Comex and Santander.