Street art piece
Street Art Museum Amsterdam
Stationplein Schiphol East
Good / Legible
The artwork is made using the stencil technique, typical of the European street tradition. The use of the stencil allows Btoy to create overlapping layers of colour, through which he builds areas of chiaroscuro to give volumetric and realistic emphasis to his portraits. The forms are barely sketched, the detailing virtuosity is absent except for the eyes and the gaze of the mexican artist.
The work depicts the famous Mexican artist Frida Khalo, now a worldwide symbol of the female art world. The choice of Khalo is part of a larger context of celebration of feminist power and criticism of patriarchal power, a theme dear to Btoy. In addition to Frida Khalo, the Spanish artist has produced a number of portraits of women for the museum, including a series of American actresses and female aviators.