Alice Pasquini about street art
The Rome based multimedia artist visited London
- Series: STREET ART
Alice Pasquini, a.k.a. AliCè, was in town! The Rome based multimedia artist used London’s walls for her colourful street art, which may be found in East London. With C215 she has left a number of lovely stencils and drawings around Shoreditch and Brick Lane. Her plans for the summer: keep on painting and travelling.
Alice, what is your art about?
I am interested in the representation of human feelings. Creativity is about our instinct for self-expression. I primarily try to give form to my emotions and I don’t necessarily know what I want to communicate before of creating.
What’s your background?
My artistic background is academic, I studied Fine Arts and specialized in old style animation. I worked as an illustrator and set designer. A few years ago I have embraced street art as a way to totally express myself.
The women are not the ordinary stereotyped female of a lot of other street art subjects... Why?
I am often annoyed by female stereotypes proposed by artists where women are seen as sexual objects or cartoon heroines. I find this fake and boring. I am seduced instead by real women and by their real feelings. I hope that by proposing a different female universe in the street will help to build a new image of women.
How do you find the places (or non-places) for your art?
Places of my pieces are often the places where I pass by. I am leaving something of me in the places where I go. The meaning and the value come from the exchange between the artist and the viewer. This exchange happens on the street in a unexpected, surprising and free way.
Does any government support street art?
I dont know. I been painting without asking to nobody.
You painted in cities all over the world. Is there something specific about London that inspires you while you’re here?
In 2000, I did one year of Fine Arts in London. It was there that I exhibited for the first time. Therefore London is a very special place for me. What I really liked about London, and I still do, is its openness towards new artistic movements and its lack of prejudices compared to Italy.
What was your most adventurous or challenging street art experience?
I been facing police few times but nothing is more dangerous than a old woman with a stick.
photos | all rights reserved: Alice Pasquini