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La Wife – Graffitimundo

La Wife

After studying painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, much of La Wife’s artwork developed in the public sphere. In 2007 she began participating in street art festivals, and working with collectives such as The Stickboxing Federation.

Raised in the Patagonia region of Argentina, La Wife cites the arid and exotic panoramas of her youth as a source of inspiration in her artwork. Her paintings often reference the rituals, traditions, flora, fauna and sun bleached skeletons that are common to that part of the country.

La Wife’s work draws from a range of eclectic influences; from comics, anime and pop art to the vintage aesthetic of the 50s and Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic prints. Her paintings, wheat pastes and illustrations feature an electric palate of fluorescent colours and portray a stylized vision of the future, where tradition and ritual converge.

For more work by La Wife:
Flickr
Available works in UNION Gallery