March 2015 3
Last weekend I took part in the “Berlin Rising” street art festival organised by Hidden Streets of London at a very unique venue: Teufelsberg. The abandoned spy station from World War II, located in the woods in West Berlin, is a huge complex with multiple rooms, domes and rooftops – the perfect playground for street and graffiti artists!
Title: ‘Fingerz In Ze Nose’ – Teufelsberg, Berlin, Germany – 2015
Argentinian roller master Alaniz and I did a collaborative 8m large mural. Whilst I created giant black and white hands, Alaniz painted the face and hands of a girl being trapped in the middle. The hands are trying to suffocate her, keep her quiet, while she is fighting them. The piece is about abuse, about the untold, about the empowerment upon a suffering being, about people trying to reduce you to silence. About the resistance and the fight against it.
Title: ‘Silenced’ – Teufelsberg, Berlin, Germany – 2015 (above: photo by Jessica Traviglia)
Gloucester City Museum is currently hosting its first ever stencil art show featuring Beastie, Tankpetrol and myself. The opening, which took place on Thursday 20th March, was a successful event for the city and the artists. The show is located at the first floor of the venue, in a 120m2 space, and will run until June 2015.
Title: ‘Art Thieves’ – City Museum, Gloucester, UK – 2015
This weekend London hosted the second edition of Femme Fierce, the UK’s largest all female street art and graffiti festival. Four of us (Zina, Lisa Richer, Fiona and myself) had the chance to paint the Shoreditch Art Wall on the Saturday.
I decided to paint a portrait of astronaut Anna Fisher, inspired by a photograph from J. Bryson (which made the cover of Life magazine in 1985). She’s surrounded by a starry sky where the words ‘Dream BIG’ appear, her hand pointing at it.
Title: ‘Dream Big’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint – London, UK – 2015
Photo credits: By Zabou (top photo) – By Rob Wilson Jnr – Flight4sight (3 first photos bottom) – By Zabou (3 last photos bottom)