Italian street artist Bifido finishes this rough wall with the sweetest of sentiments here as summer draws ever nearer to its end. Quoting Keats, as romantics are wont to do, Bifido tells us his latest staged photo wheatpaste is transparent in its sentiment, opaque in his specific meaning.
“It is a hug, so it is something that can be shared,” he offers. “For this time I have nothing to say about this piece.” Enough said.
“You turned a wall of dust into an artwork,” says an organizer of the ArtAeroRap, the International Urban Arts Festival sponsored by a digital services firm with municipal and city partners. The current “2021 Vaccine Edition” features music and art installations and performances here in La Bañeza, a municipality located in León, Spain.
Mounted on a grizzled façade that fell apart while he was installation his new artwork on it, Bifido’s photographic mural is on one of the most decrepit walls we’ve seen in a while.
“I’m super proud of this piece because I chose a really, really bad wall.,” he tells us. “Full of dust, shitty things, holes, different materials and levels. I had a really good time there.”
“Stanotte, riesco ad immaginarti…
So che indosserai la tua bellezza,
un sorriso di tale gioia,
così brillante e luminoso,
come quando con occhi rapiti e doloranti,
perso in una dolce meraviglia,
io ti guardai, io ti guardai!”
~ John Keats