Stefania Gala, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

957. Upfest 2017 (23)

Stefania Gala is an Italian tattoo artist who has only recently turned her talent to street art. Her first piece I think was from earlier this year and shows what a future she can have in street art should she wish to follow it up.

Stefania Gala, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Stefania Gala, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

In the Biography notes of the Upfest programme, she says ‘Recently I had the opportunity to paint my first wall in an abandoned place and I had the great joy of being able to express myself artistically in a place to be revalued. In order to get rid of the ‘canvas’ and to give my artwork to others, unconditionally.’ I like that sentiment very much.

Stefania Gala, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Stefania Gala, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

This piece for Upfest is really beautiful and captivating and interestingly does not look like a tattoo piece reworked…she is creating something special in its own right as street art. It is a clever piece, using a 3D effect to place the subject in the box really skilfully.

I hope she spends more time on her street art and comes back to Bristol for next year’s Upfest.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

4 thoughts on “957. Upfest 2017 (23)”

  1. Missed that one completely. Never went inside that place. I stopped posting here because it’s impossible to run 2 street art blogs properly – it has to be one or the other – so as the other one has a lot of traffic and this one doesn’t it’s a no-brainer to decide which one falls by the wayside. Will still follow you so’s I can keep an eye on what’s new in Bristol.

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