Sebastien “Mr. D1987” Boileau was born in Versailles, France in 1973 and was influenced by the American Pop Art and early Graffiti movement of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s. He began his artistic endeavors in 1987 in Paris, at the age of 14. In 1989, Mr. D1987 created his first piece of canvas art, as well as his first large-scale mural. In the early 90s he began traveling the world, painting in remote countries like Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Senegal, and many western destinations. In 1995, Mr. D1987 was invited to participate in his first contemporary art show in Paris. He immigrated to the United States in 1998, and in 2000 launched what is now a successful street art-inspired mural company in Houston Texas, Eyeful Art Murals and Designs, that serves both the public and private sectors. Mr. D1987 describes his style as “Canpressionism,” a NeoImpressionist technique, primarily involving the use of spray paint and street art techniques such as tagging and drip painting. After 30 years as an artist, the stigma regarding Urban Art remains, and Mr. D1987 wants to change people’s perception. His artistic and personal goal is to use his skills, experience, and credibility to demonstrate a “Urban Art as Fine Art’’ approach while connecting with people around him; Art is for him an emotion more than an aesthetic outcome.
Check him out on Instagram – @mrd1987