Virginia Bersabé

Virginia Bersabé Interview – 16- 07-2021

1- How do you define yourself? How do you define your projects?

I am a Spanish artist who works both in the studio and as a mural painter. Sincerely, I consider myself multidisciplinary.

The key point of my work is the figure of the elderly woman, her relationship towards space as well as the physical and pictorial manifestations of her memory and identity through her skin and environment.

I establish an intergenerational relationship and dialogue based on trust and intimacy, in order to look into the life and story of every single model figure. Therefore every time I describe a particular woman, I am referring to all of them in general as to give visibility and voice to a forgotten group.

Virginia Bersabe – @virginia_bersabe

2- How did you start working on street art?

I started painting in the street when I was about 16 years old. I went with my friends from high school. That was the time to learn how to use spray paint, jump some fences and start to know myself as an urban artist.

3- Where do you find the inspiration to create your projects? Are they modifiers of urban space?

I have always been inspired to create my projects by my family, by life, care and loss. Images that shape me as a humanbeing and as a painter. Images that have then left the studio to modify the landscape of the Andalusian countryside.

4- What does Street Art represent for you in this constantly changing world?

Today’s urban art and its constant change is bringing painting and culture closer to society. It is reaching towns and cities where they have never had the opportunity to see painting, to value it and feel proud of its possibilities and diffusion.

5- Do you think Street Art should be legal or should it continue to be a form of art pursued by the police? Have you ever had problems?

Street art was born as an ilegal revolution. I think that this essence should be maintained, but it is true that times are changing and a revision of legality in the field of street art and urban art is necessary.

I have had no major problems with illegality.

6- How long does it usually take to prepare each project?

Normally mural painting projects take me about 2-3 weeks of preparation and execution of the project. But each project has its own particularities and can be lengthened or shortened.

 Interview conducted by Art Bill – journalist and owner of Street Art In Action.

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