ROUND 12: SEPE
The artwork: Samsara
Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “wandering” or “world” with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It also refers to the concept of rebirth and cyclicality of all life, matter, existence. The cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound. In matter of my mural it is also a metaphor of constant dynamic and change.
This concept fits perfectly to the 12 +1 project where one mural is being replaced by another one, and another and another… Also it has a symbolic meaning for the spot where the mural was created – under the railway tracks where you can observe passing trains – almost all bombed with illegal graffiti. For Sepe murals are just another incarnation of graffiti. He used to be a graffiti writer himself. He used to paint on trains as well. That path led him to draw illustration, than study painting than painting murals… Nothing is eternal, everything is ephemeral. Everything is a constant change.
The artist: Sepe
Born in Warsaw in 1982, Michal SEPE Wrega has dedicated his career to grafiti and Polish street art since he was a teenager. He graduated on Graphic Design at the Fine Arts Academy in 2009 and works as a graphic designer, painter and illustrator since then, as a freelance. He grew up with the traditional graffiti movement, rooted in book illustration and then by his studies interested in graphic and poster design. Sepe is searching for his individual art language mixing those three paths on paper, canvas and walls as well.