Dubbed “The Female Banksy” by TV commentator and presenter David Dimbleby, her approach to street art is unique, blending the classic Stencil & Spray Paint technique with original media like diamond dust and gold leaf.
Bringing a feminine touch to the street art scene, her artworks have a colourful and glittery feel that make her pieces appealing to a wider range of other art lovers than just graffiti fans. Speaking of her work in a very rare interview, the media-shy artist said: “I let my work speak for itself. But dreams can inspire me and I am particularly interested in people who spread love and joy…”
Her subjects are often related to events and icons of the modern times like: Agent 007 star Daniel Craig, Usain Bolt, Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Wei-Wei, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Dita Von Teese, David Beckham, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Bambi’s artworks have been collected by many celebrities including Rihanna, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Adele, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Harry Styles and Louis Walsh to name just a few. Recently Kate Moss commissioned her to paint a personal street art portrait in the style of Andy Warhol’s iconic ‘Marilyn’ for a reported sum of £50,000.
Bambi had her first official exhibition in London (Knightsbridge) last November and she is rapidly becoming a rising star of the British Urban Art scene. Enjoying more and more exposure in both National and International press, Bambi revealed she used to have a prominent career in the music business as singer. There has been speculation over what her real identity might be (M.I.A.? Paloma Faith? Geri Halliwell?) but to this day it still remains a well-kept secret.
Mystery Islington Street Artist Bambi recently reportedly expressed anger at a street piece going under the hammer at Rosebery’s auction house in West Norwood, saying that the street piece “is meant to be left on the street for everyone to enjoy. The street is the gallery of the public”. The piece, allegedly by her, was sprayed on a door in Islington (“Top Fashion Accessory 2011?) but was withdrawn from the auction. After being regularly talked about by the press worldwide and European TV, Bambi made her début on British National TV on Friday the 21st of June 2013 when she was featured on the latest episode of Channel 4's “Four Rooms” and introduced as the “latest girl on the block” during a contestant’s attempt to sell a Banksy.
In July 2013, Bambi created a new street piece to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday on a front door in Mandela Street (London NW1). The mural’s tagline reads “It always seems impossible until it’s done”, a famous quote by Mandela himself. In September, a new Amy Winehouse graffiti appeared on a Camden wall in coincidence with a series of charitable events to raise funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, taking place around what would have been the singer’s 30th birthday.
Bambi is a mystery female street artist. A St. Martin’s Art College graduate, she has been active as a graffiti artist around Islington (London) for many years .
Many of her street pieces are still visible at different locations and she has received wide praise for her public murals of figures such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Queen, and a full portrait of Amy Winehouse.
Perhaps her most famous piece, Bambi’s tribute to the legendary singer in Camden was famously whitewashed and repainted later in a slightly different version with Amy wearing a yellow dress instead of the original red. This mural is protected by Perspex and considered a metropolitan cultural milestone.
“The Female Banksy”