Rylsee - portrait - photo credits Mike Wolf

Rylsee /   Cyril Vouilloz

Switzerland 1985

Urban Art, Design


Cyril Vouilloz
October 25, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Cyril Vouilloz, aka Rylsee, is a Swiss artist with a background in typography, design, and mural painting, inspired by moments of everyday life.

Cyril was born in Geneva, Switzerland, but has been traveling a lot. For instance, he has been living in Vancouver East side where he worked as a designer, curator, and co-organizer at REDGATE’s art shows and cultural events. After a year, he moved on to explore Brazil for a couple of months. On every travel he does, Rylsee learns something new and fresh to add to his obsession – words and hand-drawn type compositions.

Same as it never was

Rylsee - Same as it never was
Rylsee – Same as it never was

Rylsee is fascinated by every city he visits and particularly its signage, as he is always searching for new inspirations to present ordinary situations and places in a satirical way.

Rylsee is a member of FY! – a group of friends gathered around one passion – art. FY! is a Swiss art and design collective of illustrators and artists, collaborating together on whether just simple drawings or large scale murals.


Rylsee - Bathroom poetry
Rylsee – Bathroom poetry

Coming from the street art and graffiti scene, Rylsee dedicated many years of his life to art and skateboard where he found the main source of his inspiration.
Rylsee is currently an artist resident at Urban Spree Gallery, an art and cultural space in the heart of Berlin.

Cyril Vouilloz aka Rylsee is currently living in Berlin, Germany.

Featured image: Rylsee for VIU EYEWEAR – photo credits Mike Wolf
All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015THE BROMANCEOTTO BAUM, Stuttgart, GermanySolo
2015DUBL TRUBLUrbanSpree Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2015REDBULL CURATES live painting showMAMCO, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2015GUESS WHAT AGAIN?ART by FRIENDS, Annecy FranceSolo
201410 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF BIG BROBOTBOX32 gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014RIDE THE WALLGenev'art Space, Geneve, SwitzerlandGroup
2014TIKI, SAILOR AND HULAThe Square Gallery, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2014ODDYSSEE TOURChez Beng Gallery, Bruxelles, BelgiumGroup
2014MILLERNTOR GALLERY #4Hamburg Stadium, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2014MOTS FLEURIS ET NOMS D?OISEAUXNext Door Gallery, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2014Converse CLASHWALL Berlin (Mural painting)collaboration with: Gogo Plata & WurstBandTorstrasse 86, BerlinGroup
2014WHAT IF...?Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014GUESS WHATZimmer Gallery, Tel Aviv, IsraelSolo
2013ART BY FRIENDS 5years retrospectiveAnnecy, FranceGroup
2013BURNING INKThe Square, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2013TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNGDockers popup store, Berlin, GermanySolo
2013THE CIRCLE SHOWUrbanSpree Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013FRIENDS FESTIVALROSI'S, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013BATHROOM POETRYThe Square, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2013ART BY FRIENDS #5Palais de l'îsle, Annecy, FranceGroup
2013IN YO' FACEAndrea Wan at Pictoplasma Festival, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Groupe showEBÓ MultiArte, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2013SNAG,live painting showCobalt, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2012TATTOO THE GIRLMUTUO Centro de Arte, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2012ART BASE 2012, Street Art festivaBerlin, GermanyGroup
2012ART’NAPPING, Live Painting Event for CharityCassiopeia, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Ossem Lächli Geets es BächliIDRAWALOT gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2012PICTOBELLO illustration festivalVevey, SwitzerlandGroup
2012ART BY FRIENDS #4Palais de l’île, Annecy, FranceGroup
2012COTLETTETHE SQUARE Gallery pop up store, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2012MURAL ShowMOTELCAMPO, Geneva SwitzerlandGroup
2011DAS DIFERENCAS QUE COEXISTEMCentral galeria de arte contemporânea, São Paulo, BrasilGroup
2011LIVE DRAWING SHOW ft. MandyCONCRETO gallery, Sao Paulo, BrasilGroup
2011Annual Selected Artist for Veyrier’s Giant EaselGeneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2011DRAWUARY #2REDGATE gallery, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2011STRIP SHOWBox studios gallery, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2011EMERGENT GENEVAN ARTISTSLA MANSARDE gallery, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2010SAVE SNEERILREDGATE gallery, Vancouver, CanadaSolo
2010LIVE DRAWING SHOW ft: Jamie Bizness & Guillaume DénervaudWALDORF, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2010ROCKTOBERDavie street, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2010THE MONSTER MASHREDGATE gallery, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2010100 AMIGOSEL KARTEL, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2010DIRTY SOAP BOXREDGATE gallery, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2010SAVE ON ARTREDGATE gallery, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2009RYLSEE x HARD TO FIND sneaker shopGeneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2009ART TOYZTranZport pop up gallery, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2009ART DECKTranZport pop up gallery, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup