Animalitoland is the visual universe of Graciela Gonçalves Da Silva. Argentinian/Portuguese artist. Self-taught illustrator, Graphic Designer from Bs. As. University. Since 2004 she’s developed images for graphic design, animation, videogames, comics and toys. In 2010 she started painting in the street, without knowing how deeply would this impact on both artistic and personal ways. Native from Buenos Aires, she lived in Madrid during 2014~2018, and moved to Vancouver in 2019. She’s now a full time artist, travelling, painting and growing from direct experiences with people.
Her creations can be found in a variety of media worldwide: Conferences like Pictoplasma (Berlín), Group & Solo Exhibitions like “Corteza Invisible” at Swinton Gallery (Madrid), Books like “Street Art” by Lonely Planet, Documentaries like “Wonder Walls: the story of Irish Street Art” by RTÉ, and Street Art projects in Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Estonia, China and the USA.
❝ Painting in the street connected me with all kind of strangers. I learned that sensitivity is a universal language, and imagination, a sparkle against social numbness. We all have these tools, but don’t train them everyday. I insist we do. So I leave reminders in the city, creating free space among advertising and grey walls. ❞