| Sofia Graffiti /Isabelle Lebastard/
__Isabelle Lebastard photograph tags and graffiti, in Sofia and whole Bulgaria, since 4 years.
(She’s living in Bulgarian since 5 years)
In 2007, this art was not really developed, and very discreet, but she noticed a amplification and diversification of this art since 2009. It is more “mural painting” than graffiti. A very decorative and original way to love Sofia.
For her, Bulgarian artists are very talented, some of them are professionals painters, graduated from the Academy, and this form of art deserve to have its own place in the world of art, like it already has in others countries.
She also wants to preserve them from quick disappearance, because this art is ephemeral, and she constitutes artistic numeric archives of Bulgarian street art. She now has a good material, about 1500 photos of tags, often disappeared. Some authors send her now photos of their paintings by mail, about tags she didn’t found or already disappeared.
It was difficult for her to search, find, and have contact with the artists, often anonymous, but she was happy to met a lot of them at the exhibition “Sofia Street Art”. She hopes to meet others at this new exhibition at DADA Cultural Bar and to speak them about this book she’s working about.
Indeed, her purpose is to edit a book called “Bulgarian Street Art”. Because this book still not exists in Bulgaria and must exist.
This book will be interactive, not only with photos of graffiti, thematically classified, but, original and living, with interviews and little reportages about the artists themselves, their crew, their motivation, inspiration, and way to work.
For this, she needs to meet them, to interview them, and specific pages about authors can be prepared with their own ideas, if they want to participate to the design of their pages.
Artists and crews whose works will be presented at this exhibition:
And sorry for those I was not able to find the name….
Isabelle makes theses exhibitions to meet the artists, and, in case the photo of their painting is sold, she’ll share with them her profit.