We were fortunate enough to see some of the huge outdoor street pieces by the Colombian artist Bastardilla on our recent trip to the south of Italy. The artist was invited over by Angelo Milano to create a number of large scale street pieces for this year's Fame Festival. The colorful, bold pieces combined with bucket loads of silver glitter had a great sense of energy and motion to them and worked really well on the walls of Grottaglie with its vibrant blue skies.
You can imagine our delight when we stumbled across this huge paste-up of hers here in London over the weekend. We are not exactly sure when the piece went up or if the artist is still in London, but this is the only piece we have spotted so far. We are hoping that there may be some more pieces out there waiting to be found!

Some of Bastardillas' originals can currently be seen at Pictures On Walls as part of the Street Sketchbook Journeys: The Exhibition which continues until 15 October 2010. She is also featured in Tristan Manco's new book Street Sketchbook: Journeys which launched last week {blogged here}.

Pictures on Walls | 46-48 Commercial Street | London E1 6LT