She has painted over two thousand walls around the world and is the envy of other countries. Italian artist Alice Pasquini, known as AliCè, is one of the few women on the Street Art scene. “The Wall Street Journal” and “The New York Times” have written about her, and Treccani encyclopedias have her name under “artist”. Quite a success for a girl from Rome who used to fight with her parents over wanting to go to Art School, and felt the Fine Arts Academy was not the right fit. Canvases were not enough. Pasquini chose the city and its spaces to express herself and personal feelings with a style that is dreamy and romantic, but always cosmopolitan, cartoonish and colorful.
Marseilles, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Oslo, New York, Buenos Aires, Yogyakarta, Naples and Rome are only some of the cities where she has worked. She now returns to the latter, her hometown, after three years, with a solo show at the Philobiblon Gallery titled “The Unchanging World”. It is a journey in personal evolution from childhood to adulthood, following Winnicott’s footsteps, in search of one’s true self.
We talked with her about it, and here is what she told us.