The powerful and complex works of SEPE

A strong presence on the graffiti and street art scene in Poland since 1996, artist Michał ‘SEPE’ Wręga currently lives and works in Warsaw as a freelance graphic designer, painter and illustrator, and often collaborates with Chazme718 to create powerful, dynamic and complex murals exploring the impact of current society on individuals and human relations.

In his works, ranging from murals to canvas and mixed media, SEPE combines geometry with distorted characters, fed with false dreams and engaged in endless journeys to nowhere. The search for social status and power, the evolution of individuals on the delusive social and financial scale, the identity crisis, the deceits and lies turned into beliefs, the rise and fall of human values, all are carefully revealed in the following selection.

Walls

Swim to freedom - with Pener

“Swim to freedom”
Mural with Pener in Bydgoszcz, 2013.
In collaboration with 5 prisoners.

One day that all's gonna be ours

“One day that all’s gonna be ours”
SAJ vol.11, Warsaw, 2013.

Chairs - with Chazme718

“Chairs”
With Chazme718. For City Leaks, Cologne (Germany), 2013.

The circle of fickle fortune - with Chazme718

“The circle of fickle fortune”
With Chazme718. Mural in Bydgoszcz as a part of ‘ANIMOCJE’ festival of animation, 2013.

Untitled - with Otecki

Untitled
With Otecki. In Gdynia, 2012. In association with Traffic Design.

Trojan Horse - with Chazme718

“Trojan Horse”
With Chazme718 and Lump. In Szczecin, 2011.

Sweet Dreams - with Chazme718

“Sweet dreams”
With Chazme718 and Lump. In Szczecin, 2011.

Dethronement - with Chazme718

“Dethronement”
With Chazme718. In Łódź, 2011. In association with Urban Forms Foundation.

Illustration & Canvas

1 step forward, 2 steps back

“1 step forward, 2 steps back”
Mixed media on 21 cm x 30 cm board, 2014.

Part of the Lost Pilgrims series

Part of the “Lost Pilgrims” series
Mixed media on 21 cm x 30 cm cardboard. Work for ‘Major Minority’ graffuturism group show in 1AM gallery, San Francisco, 2014.

Parade of Pinokios

“Parade of Pinokios”
Mixed media on canvas 160 cm x 100 cm, 2013.

Now I'll remember you

“Now I’ll remember you”
Mixed media on 100 cm x 100 cm canvas, 2013.

Mother Fame

“Mother Fame”
Mixed media on canvas, 150 cm x 100 cm, 2013.

Insomniac

Part of the “Insomniac” series
Mixed media on canvas, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2012.

Crisis - SEPE

“Crisis”
Illustration for “Fighting with Crisis”, Helion Publishing House, 2011.

All images © SEPE

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