Bambi has already been called the new Banksy by many critics, including David Dimbleby, and already has a distinguished client list including Gary Barlow, Adele and Brad Pitt. It is symbolic of her work that her client list is as varied as it is, as her works cover a vast range of styles from the satirical and gritty element of traditional street art to recent British iconic moments.
Over the last three years, the price of street art has risen hugely so that its most famous exponent, Banksy has become one of Britain’s foremost artists. The increasing popularity of this genre has also allowed other artists like Bambi to rise to prominence. Some of the appeal of Bambi’s work is probably due to the fact that she, unlike many of her contemporaries, does not set out to produce a reaction. This doesn’t mean that she doesn’t create thought-provoking works, but that she also produces plenty of work that is pleasing to look at and is not the sort of work you would have to take down when you have distinguished guests around.
These works show Bambi’s sensitivity to changing markets and tastes, as she produces images of Usain Bolt and Ai Weiwei (“To di world” and “Ai Weiwei”) whilst also producing pieces that capitalize on the current British mood, such as her portrait of Will and Kate, entitled “A bit like Marmite”. Other works seem to be highly nostalgic, like the famous “I wish” and “Amy”, of the late, great singer – Amy Winehouse. The most apparent difference between her and most other street artists is that she is “interested in people who spread love and joy”, to quote Bambi herself.
The exhibition encompasses a huge variety of works; some put together especially for the exhibition, and shows the huge breadth of styles and subjects that Britain’s fastest rising street artist can portray.
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