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.
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.
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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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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I’ll miss the wildlife art, but I understand the problems of maintaining a blog, let alone two.
Love the butterfly in the piece–makes the piece for me.
Likewise. I realise the piece is incomplete, but I never got to see the final version.