Alicè's urban art
Her name is Alice Pasquini, she is Roman and with her works halfway between urban signs and oneiric plots has contaminated Italian cities and beyond the Alps. Alice works as an illustrator, designer, painter and set designer. It tells stories and dreams of little girls and young women, human feelings and strong, independent, curious characters. Her unmistakable style has allowed her to become one of the best known Italian street artists. Alice works on the border between objectivity and subjectivity, in which the creative gesture takes shape. The road is his favorite canvas, and then the audience finds himself immersed in the memory of a lived life, in a suggestive story through the evolution of each of his personal history. After obtaining her diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Alice immediately decided to free herself from the conventional circuit. Here then that traces of his art are scattered around the corners of many cities. Let's discover together some of his works with which he gives new life to a wall forgotten with a stroke, a drawing in the Eternal City.
At Quadraro, in via Anton Ludovico Antinori, we find It's a new day, the largest mural: the visual work created on this wall represents hot air balloons suspended in a dreamlike atmosphere. The constant we find in Alice's works is the eulogy of femininity: portraits of women with strong and independent features, pensive and solitary girls, but already able to face the challenges of life.
In the district of San Lorenzo, which for several years has become the reference point for Roman street art, Alice has contaminated with her colorful style via dei Sabelli.
Here she portrayed children playing and scenes of life in the city. With his interventions the young Roman artist wants to bring color in suburban and suburban neighborhoods giving an extraordinary moment of intimate and personal surprise to those who make that journey forever, forcing him to slow down to admire him.
We arrive at Pigneto, where our artist has created a wall on which he portrayed two lovers kissing on a bench. The work is inspired by the snapshot of the Ligurian photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin who in 1954 immortalized the kiss of two lovers on a bench in Paris. In that year in Italy it was forbidden to kiss in a public place. Alice reinterprets the shot with its unmistakable touch: a triumph of pastel colors and elusive traits in the background that refer to the original work. In Fanfulla da Lodi street, on the walls of the Varco Gallery you can breathe a spring of love, so the gallery owners propose the hashtag #baciaalvarco for all the passers-by who decide to take the photo of their kiss in front of Alice's lovers.
At the Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio Alice Pasquini has created a mural portraying love between two women: the visual work wants to celebrate the world day of kindness by communicating a message of union and integration. A curiosity: the work was chosen by Instagram to celebrate the day of kindness, accompanied by the hashtag #KindComments. Instagram is a community that celebrates diversity, and with this work we want to encourage Italian users to spread messages of kindness and inclusion on the platform, to promote positive behavior against hate speech.