Pasquini's adorable larger than life mural in Terracina, Italy
The artist, born and based in Rome, places an emphasis on strong, independent women to counteract the incessant proliferations of overly sexualized women in pop culture and the media. Her print, launching at Station 16 Gallery this week, will reflect this message as the artist represents a strong woman wearing a face-covering hoodie that only a vandal would wear.
The street piece in which the print recently launched at Station 16 is based off of, located in Jogjakarta, Indonesia
The artist speaks on the on-going feminist message in her work stating, "I am interested in using female models outside of the typical cliches. I get annoyed by female stereotypes where women are seen either as sexual objects or cartoon heroines. I am seduced instead by real women. My whole work is from a girl’s perspective and speaks about real life—at times which can be brutal for women." Read the full conversation with Street Art United States here
A Hiding Girl by Alice Pasquini blending into the already existing graffiti tags on the streets of Berlin.
Working in stencils, spray paint, and paint markers, Pasquini likes to reflect the city or area she is painting within by basing her subjects on sketches of individuals she observes within the area. However, she also attempts to create art about universal human relationships and feelings which anyone around the world could relate to. The artist clarifies, "I am not a portraitist. I like to tell the very little and intimate stories".
A 2014 mural by Pasquini depicting an African woman in São Filipe, Cape Verde
Pasquini paints in broad daylight and even signs her real name next to her artwork as opposed to painting at night and using a mysterious pseudonym like most graffiti artists. The artist always knew she wanted to be a painter, but grew up with hip-hop culture's graffiti, break dance and hip hop as influences throughout her childhood and adolescence. In addition, Pasquini's childhood hero was a comic called Sprayliz (designed by Luca Enoch), a story about a young woman making political graffiti during the night, which inevitably influenced Pasquini's decision to be a street artist herself.
The artist in her natural habitat loving life! (Mural located in Rome)
Pasquini's print, having just arrived at the gallery all the way from Italy, will be launched this week! To pre-order, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Pasquini, Global Street Art Story: Italy
The artist signing her print in her studio in Rome, Italy.
Check out more of Alice Pasquini's beautiful work by clicking here!