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Street Art

Street art piece

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Courage

Street Art Museum Amsterdam

Author:

Btoy

Artist Bio:

Btoy is one of the first women who stepped out onto the streets of Barcelonawith detailed multi-layered stencil art that playswith colour, light and shadow to create moody and powerful portraits. Born in Barcelona, Btoy is the child of social activists and refugees fleeing the dictatorial regime in Uruguay lasting from 1973-85. As a self-taught artist, she came to graffiti while completing a photography degree (and after abandoning studies in law), first playing with paste-ups on the streets of Barcelona in the early 2000’s. At that time, before it became the mass tourism hotspot it is today, a welcoming culture and low cost of living in Barcelona created fertile ground for those experimenting with graffiti, underground music, theater and art subcultures. It was in this setting that Btoy began to vigorously investigate feminism, stereotyped gender roles and identities, and to express her own identity through her work, choosing the streets as her medium for their freedom from convention, their hidden moods, memories, and stories.

Place:

Amsterdam

Date:

Technique:

Stencil

Material:

Electrical box

Acquisition:

Commission

Completed:

2018

Condition:

Good / Legible

Physical Description:

Het kunstwerk Courage is een Street Art piece vervaardigd met Montana spray paint en een gelaagd met 3 stencils. Kleurgebruik Montana spray paint kleuren: Ipanema Yellow, Sundance, Dalai Orange, Plural Orange, Tangerine, Marron Glace, Coffee Brown, Chiapas Brown, Bone White. Doormiddel van de stencil worden de verschillende kleuren aangebracht op het kunstwerk.

Iconography:

The female portrait is one of the most recurrent themes in Btoy's production, especially when related to the theme of female empowerment, feminism and multiculturalism. In this artwork, the spanish artist chose to represent Amelia Mary Earhart, the first woman to fly over the Atlantic ocean in 1928. The pilot would die a few years later in 1938, again attempting to set a new milestone for all women aviators of the time. She is today regarded as one of the historical icons of the modern feminist emancipation movement.

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