Bambi – London, England

After searching high and low for talented street artists to interview, I came across this gem. Bambi has been referred to as “The Female Banksy” because of her edgy, envelope pushing art pieces throughout the streets of London. Not only is she talented and creative, she was more than happy to share with TAE.

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Bambi You lift my spirits

Bambi’s Interview:

What are your “weapons of choice” when creating art ? “Mixed media and spray paint, stencils, & acrylic”

Where can people find your art? “The Streets of London or through my manager Lenny Villa – if he answers his phone!”

Do you do other forms of art besides street? “Metal, glass any medium which is interesting”

How long have you been doing art? “Since I opened my eyes”

Do you paint on walls at night? Since your fame as an artist, are you allowed to paint walls in the day now? “Night or day it is always a risk, but mostly at night”

I see that you have been compared to Banksy in the past… Would you compare your self to Banksy? “I am flattered that people compare me to Banksy I have a great appreciation for what he has done for the art world, but my inspirations are Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon. Warhol was a consummate artist from visual art music, to film, sculpture etc. Whereas Bacon took art forms and turned them inside out.”

Has Banksy inspired you as an artist? If so, How? “Yes he has given me inspiration as have many other artists”

His style of art has always “pushed the envelope”, but I feel that your does a little bit more: “Perhaps it is because I am a woman, and we see things more sensitively”

Can you talk about where you get the idea for all of these pieces? Do you feel strongly about the messages that they convey? “The ideas come to me while I am dreaming or when I am strolling around London watching everyday life going by”

Please TAE readers anything crazy, fun, or exciting about you, art, or life in general: “Today needs a yesterday to remember….”

Photos of recent street art by Bambi. bambi the queen street art
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To learn more about Bambi, where her shows are, or to find out about purchasing her work visit www.bambi-artist.com