Posted 26 March 2015
The artist Felipe Pantone is active since 1998.
He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but moved to Spain with his parents in the 90's. He is now based in Valencia.
It is recognizable by its inimitable style and above all to his signature Pant, or sometimes UltraBoyz.
At the beginning, he confesses to have begun by the tags, these graffiti based solely on the handwriting of his own nickname, or short phrases. It was seeing his first tags systematically cleared the next day he started to write short sentences in a typography most studied and aesthetic.
And it worked, his calligraphy remained.
Today, his style has evolved, and is situated more between the graffiti, classic typography and geometric abstraction. The work of a true craftsman !
It also uses a lot of the principle visual "glitch", this glitch in the power supply of an electronic circuit that causes the temporary failure of a computer, a tv or a video game. It is very visual and quite likely since 1 year in all visual arts and even fashion.
It is said to be influenced by other artists such as José María Yturralde, Frédéric Platéus, Herb Lubalin, Sozyone Gonzalez, , Stephen Powers, Demsky ... but admits to be more generally interested in all the visual arts in general.
We let you judge the potential in this series in the picture :
To follow the work of Felipe Pantone around the world, consults regularly with the artist page :