Inspired by shamanism and folklore, this mural by Imoya of the all-female (represent!) graffiti crew RFC delves into the world of fantasy and magic. Bringing splashes of color to the industrial setting, the mythical beasts seem to represent the mystical powers of art itself– the large pink animal’s back is inscribed with “Imoya chamanes contra BCN gris”, or “Imoya shamans against the gray Barcelona.”
Many consider the contemporary art world–especially the graffiti and street art scenes–to be male dominated, and rightly so. I could go on and on about the patriarchal traditions of Western thought, but instead I would like to show some images of the amazing art at FemGraff, the first large-scale female graffiti artist gathering in Barcelona.
Asco, Malicia, Menor: