Bambi Street Artist, whose fans range from Robbie Williams to Rihanna, reveals importance of social issues and feminism to her work – but offers few hints as to her identity.
Her work decorates the streets and underpasses of north London, as well as the homes of everyone from Kanye West and Rihanna to Robbie Williams and Adele, but – like her male counterpart Banksy – Britain’s best-known female street artist has gone to great lengths to preserve her anonymity.
The identity of Bambi has remained a mystery since her pink tag appeared in 2010, first beneath include a stencil portrait of Amy Winehouse in a Camden doorway and since then in graffiti depicting everyone from Kim Kardashian to Boris Johnson portrayed as Winston Churchill. [read more…]
Bambi is a mystery female street artist. A St. Martin’s Art College graduate, she has been active as a graffiti artist around Islington (London) for the past 5 years or so. Many of her street pieces are still visible at different locations and she has received wide praise for her public murals of figures such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Queen, and a full portrait of Amy Winehouse.
Perhaps her most famous piece, Bambi’s tribute to the legendary singer in Camden was famously whitewashed and repainted later in a slightly different version with Amy wearing a yellow dress instead of the original red. The mural is now protected by Perspex and considered a metropolitan cultural milestone.
Dubbed “The Female Banksy” by TV commentator and presenter David Dimbleby, her approach to street art is unique, blending the classic Stencil & Spray Paint technique with original media like diamond dust and gold leaf. Along with her street pieces, she creates original artworks on Canvas, Metal Plate, Raw Metal and Paper as well as commercial prints.
Bringing a feminine touch to the street art scene, her artworks have a colourful and glittery feel that make her pieces appealing to a wider range of other art lovers than just graffiti fans. Speaking of her work in a very rare interview, the media-shy artist said: “I let my work speak for itself. But dreams can inspire me and I am particularly interested in people who spread love and joy…”
Her subjects are often related to events and icons of the modern times like: Agent 007 star Daniel Craig,Usain Bolt, Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Wei-Wei, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Dita Von Teese, David Beckham, Prince William and Kate Middleton.