Alice Pasquini is principally a visual artist, works as an illustrator, set designer and painter. Born in Rome, she has lived and worked in U.K., France and Spain. AliCè has travelled the world bringing her art to the streets of many countries. She has collaborated on illustration, graphic and design projects, including the graphic novel “Vertigine ed Rizzoli”. Back home in Rome AliCè is exhibiting in several Italian galleries. We are happy to share with you this interview with Alice Pasquini (AliCè).
AP: AliCè , tell us about your first works. What did they look like?
AliCè: as a child I drew comic strips on all pages of the school diary, until the teacher did not call my mother to make her notice that plus my latest story did not make sense: A girl enters and exits an ice cream shop with a different outfit. What nonsense. Luckily for me, I cultivated a parallel passion for collage and assembly of objects with which to build entire cities in my room.
AP: Do you have any formal education in your sphere or were you self-taught?
AliCè: At 13 it was already quite clear: I wanted to be a painter. So I enrolled in art school and then to the Academy of Fine Arts by the more traditional paths of art. A few years later I studied animation and art criticism in Spain.
AP: What genre are your illustrations?
AliCè: I create art about people and their relationships; I’m interested in representing human feelings and exploring different points of view. I especially like to depict strong and independent women.
AP: How would you describe your works?
AliCè: As an artist I primarily try to express myself and don’t necessarily know what I want to communicate. The meaning and the value comes from the exchange between the artist and the viewer. This exchange happens in the street in a more unexpected, surprising and freer way than in a gallery.
AP: How did you come up with idea about wall-illustrations?
AliCè: I worked for a lot of different clients as an illustrator and it is sometimes frustrating for an artist to work for very opinionated clients. Therefore I have embraced street art as a way to totally express myself.
AP: What kind of equipment and techniques do you use to create your wall-illustrations?
AliCè: My work is usually carried out in colour spray paint and acrylics, or for illustration on paper inks and Photoshop.
AP: Would you consider yourself as an expert in this sphere?
AliCè: I’m still on the road.
AP: What is the formula for success in your activity?
AliCè: Like in everything: believe in yourself and work hard.
AP: Is there someone who supports you in your creativity?
AliCè: It is my boyfriend, family and friends.
AP: Would you like to wish something to your readers and AstrumPeople?
AliCè: Ask for fresh art.
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