Redox for Galleria del Sale / Artist’s interview: LA FILLE BERTHA
by Claudia Puddu
Photos by Beatrice Schivo and Claudio Valenti
-When did you start with this works and why?
I started between 2008 and 2009, I can’t remember well. I’ve always drawn and I also had a lot of friends that do wall painting, so I started having fun with them. Then, I started a personal evolution.
-Do you have some iconical characters that you prefer representing while painting?
I always paint human or humanoid figures, they are part of my poetic and my research. I am expecially focused on female figures.
-Which is you ideal setting?
I love to explore surfaces and interact with them, so having one is enough. Different spaces contributes to make different relations and, consequently, different emotions that origins from my interaction with the wall. It’s always important to contextualize it.
-Can you tell us the difference between street art, graffiti and wall painting? Have you been influenced by some of these inclinations?
The definition is “wall painting”. Legal or illegal, lettering or not. The definition is just “wall painting”.
-You are the only female artist of this weekend; do you think that gender is discriminating in this job?
Personally, I love to work with my female collegues, but I think that there are less female painters because less women want to paint. Since they’re less it’s necessary to support them, but above all we need to support talent, apart from gender.