It isn’t unusual to look at the heavily lined faces of this artist and find that you drift away for a moment, lost in a thought. This particular portrait by French street artist C215 of Jon Cartwright has appeared on the streets of New York, London, Paris, and Sao Paulo.* C215, well known for his intricate stencils and portraits of people that somehow allow their inner glow to come out, generously donated this piece for the Street Art New York Silent Auction Benefit this Saturday.
Using the bottom side of what was once a letterpress sorting drawer of heavy wood, C215 chooses a subject that looks off into a haze of smoke, reflecting for a minute on the issue of the moment, or remembering someone, a conversation, or a phrase.
* source Metro.co.uk