Sepe, photo credits Paweł Dziurzyński

Sepe /   Michal Wrega

Poland 1982

Street Art, Graffiti

Michal Wrega
December 25, 2014
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Michał Wręga aka SEPE is a Polish street artist, born in 1982 in Warsaw, who obtained a degree in graphic design from the Academy of Fine Arts Łódź in 2009. Apart from his scholarly inspired influences, SEPE also has a great interest in traditional book illustration and large scale poster design. This unconventional pairing of interests is highly reflected in his body of work: obliterating classic media and genre affiliations, one is always left puzzled by his art. The physical hugeness of facades is turned into opened pages of SEPE’s urban sketchbook.  The walls rose their towering intimidation and invite the recipient to relocate the concept of dainty imagery into the roughness of the urban environment. This juxtaposition redefines and restructures the immediate environment of the artwork.

His quasi-mannerist figures, defined by delicate but deliberate lines, seem to illustrate the numerous stories of the streets they are placed in. His aesthetics are clearly multifaceted. He claims that he is trying to find his own artistic language in combining and rearranging stylistic concepts of illustration, street art and graphic design.

His works can be seen on the walls of Prague, Munich, Warsaw and many more, but also printed in Besser’s „Muralsimo Morte: The Rebirth of Muralism in Contemporary Urban Art“ and Polish Vice magazine among others.

SEPE has also won an ARTAQ Award in 2012 for his collaboration on a large-scale mural.

Sepe lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Featured image: Sepe – photo credits Paweł Dziurzyński

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Urban SpaceKirk Gallery, Aalborg, DenmarkGroup
2015Neue LandschaftenSoon Gallery, Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
2014Out in the Open Art FestivalAalborg, DenmarkGroup
2014Common Experience Art FestivalIstanbul, TurkeyGroup
2014Richmond Mural ProjectRichmond, USGroup
2014Polish Urban ArtCloser, Kiev, UkraineGroup
2014Polish Urban ArtDzyga, Lviv, UkraineGroup
2014Polish Urban ArtY gallery, Minsk, BelarusGroup
2014Polish Urban ArtUrban Spree, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014Polish Urban ArtHL Gallery, StockholmGroup
2014Polish Urban ArtSergeanpaper Gallery, ParisGroup
2014Polish Urban ArtBrain Damage Gallery, Lublin, PolandGroup
2014Jednakowo RózniThe Outsiders Gallery, Newcastle, UKGroup
2014Out in the openKirk gallery, Aalborg, DenmarkGroup
2014Major Minority1AM gallery, San Francisco, USGroup
2014PL44309 gallery, Dortmund, GermanyGroup
2013Street art communicationKosice, SlovakiaGroup
2013City Leaks Art FestivalCologne, Germany Group
2013X – Mas SpecialSoon Gallery, Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
2013The GroupLawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UKGroup
2013Urban LifeKirk Gallery, Aalborg, DenmarkGroup
2013Lost in the citySchwalbe&Schwalbe, Munich, GermanySolo
2013Scope art fairBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
2013Strictly PaperSchwalbe&Schwalbe, Munich, GermanyGroup
2012Traffic Design Art FestivalGdynia, PolandGroup
2012Artaq Awards ExibitionEspace Cardin, ParisGroup
2012INsideOUTMito gallery, Warsaw, PolandSolo
2012Stroke05 Urban Art FairBerlin, GermanyGroup
2012Unfrisierte GedankenShwalbe&Schwalbe, Munich, GermanyGroup
2011Sexto Asalto Art FestivalSaragossa, SpainGroup
2011Urban Forms Art FestivalLodz, PolandGroup
2011Blue Balls Art FestivalLucerne, SwitzerlandGroup
2011Stroke04 Urban Art FairMunich, GermanyGroup
2011HangartKlima Bochenska Gallery, Warsaw, PolandGroup
2010Secret Wars Art FestivalWarsaw, Bristol, MalmoGroup
2010Golonka, flakiBaraka gallery, Cracow, PolandSolo
2010Hat trickRecoat gallery, Glasgow, ScotlandGroup
2010Die Neue AvantgardeBerlin, GermanyGroup
2009Erope XXL Art FestivalLille, FranceGroup
2009Inspiracje Art FestivalSzczecin, PolandGroup
2009Na trzezwo to nie sztukaViuro gallery, Warsaw, PolandSolo
2009Stoke01 Urban Art FairMunich, GermanyGroup
2006Laktacje NieholenderskieWarsaw, Berlin, PrahaGroup