Felipe Pantone is an Argentinian-born artist, active in the fields of kinetic art, installations, graffiti and design. His style is characterized by the use of bold colors, geometrical patterns and Op Art elements. Straddling conventional graffiti, typography and abstraction, his work fuses bold elements of graphic design with highly evolved geometric shapes to create an ultra-modern aesthetic which complements and reacts with the stark modernity of our cityscapes.
Although he was born in Buenos Aires in Argentina, Felipe Pantone moved to Spain with his family in early childhood years. There, in a small town in the southeast of Spain, Pantone discovered graffiti and painted his first piece at the age of 12. After this initial contact, the artist was drawn into the “art sphere” and hasn’t stopped making art ever since. Felipe spent a year in England studying art, but soon found the courses pointless and abandoned it, determined to explore art through practice and personal journey. Years later, Pantone settled in the city of Valencia, where he played a role in the foundation of the notorious D.O.C.S team, famous for their interesting experiments with the letters and symbols. At the same time, Felipe kept developing his unique avant-garde graffiti style, which led him to become a member of the legendary European crew Ultra Boyz. Pantone listed artists such as José María Yturralde, Frédéric Platéus, Herb Lubalin, Sozyone Gonzalez, Steven Powers, and Demsky as his great influences.