Kathrina Rupit- Mexican street artist solo exhibition
White Lady Art presents Kathrina Rupit’s first Irish solo show at Littlegreen Street Gallery. The show will highlight the talent of a new generation of street artists living in Ireland.
With urban art still firmly underground in Ireland’s cultural sub-strata, Kathrina is pioneering stencil art and unusual artistic materials, challenging traditional perceptions of technique, subject matter and style. With the launch of 2011’s “Roadworks” street art event came an attitude of forcing the public to view street art as more than just graffiti.
With a mind for Mexican history, in some of her pictures Kathrina has portrayed the “soldaderas” – women who fought in the Mexican Revolution. Ordinary people in extraordinary times, these women – rich and poor, educated and uneducated – would fight for their beliefs on the battlefields in their everyday clothes, armed to the teeth, sometimes with their children still on their backs. They have become the heroes of the Revolution, and are traditionally honoured by Mexican artists and literary figures. Kathrina is joining those ranks in her portraits of soldaderas, paying homage to the women of her country as many have done before her.
Kathrina Rupit is originally from Mexico City, and studied at the Universidad de Artes Visuales, N.L., Méx. While travelling around Europe looking for inspiration, Rupit mixes Mexican culture, society, and current issues, and injects her own opinion, sarcasm, and lines. She uses urban components to give her work a contemporary feel and to break with formalities. She uses experimental mediums such as tape, aerosols, cardboard, wood, stencils, markers, coffee, etc., to achieve this effect.
The show runs from Saturday 25th February until Tuesday 28th February and is sponsored by Tiger Beer. Art and beer, it’s a win win!