Jacopo Ceccarelli aka 2501 was born in Milan in 1981. He started to paint at the young age of 14 and never gave up working on the walls of his own city, Milan. He moved to Sao Paolo at the age of 20, where he got in contact with all of the South American graffiti school (Os Gemeos, Herbert Baglione, Higraff, Zezao etc.) changing totally his approach to painting. With the Tag of Never, Robot Inc (with this name he was published on the Tristan Manco’s book “street logo”/ thems and hudson) and then as 2501 he started a new style that put together wallpainting, paint on canvas,sculputure and video. Back in Milan, between 2004 and 2007 he was member of llloolll studio, mainly working with webdesign, motion graphic, and much more. In 2007 he moved for the 2nd time to Sao Paolo and started to focus just on his artistic career . He currently lives and works between Milan, Berlin and Sao Paolo.
2501’s works are visually stunning, diving head first into the essence of line art through his use of monochromatic color schemes that emphasize his technique. With signature zebra like lines, 2501 creates fluid deities and metaphysical waves. They constantly expand outward, consuming the world in his specific oriental-ish brand of spiritual fire and appetite for creation. With the incorporation of an additional solid color found in the majority of his works, your eyes are automatically drawn to what 2501 has masterfully achieved through his line work. It is this color contrast that grants the mind a brief reprieve from the repetition of his line use. Whether uniform in nature or varying in widths and pattern, this line work allows 2501 to capture the particular form or movement that he is trying to convey in his piece.