##24/7 Valencia: Tell us about the philosophy and objectives of your art
BARBITURIKILLS: The philosophy of my art can be summed up as revolution, humour and love.
My work has a cheerful and fun character. The characters I paint are acidic, kind, loving and adorable.
I want visual art for all audiences even if they tell adult stories under the surface. I like my walls to make the spectator laugh, an intelligent laugh of sorts. When I paint in the street, I also hope that they like to see an improvement of what was there…
What is the meaning of the rabbit in so much of your work?
It doesn’t have a concrete meaning, it’s a character that I use as a resource to express my concerns, from the annoyance of electricity rates being raised to the infinite love I feel for the products of la huerta.
It is no coincidence that I have used this cute animal because of its sexual connotations, its reputation for causing plagues, its iconography in visual culture like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Playboy…
There’s also a story from my childhood. I was a city girl and went to a village on vacation and my great-aunt “bought me” a rabbit. I understood that he was my new friend and I played with him all afternoon. The next morning the bunny was skinned in the kitchen, it was for paella. A downturn…
Tell us more about your current projects
I’ve had a very good year, I’ve painted a lot and I’ve had the opportunity to do great things and everything points to the future being similar.
I have several things in the pipeline, which I prefer not to talk about at the moment. But one of them makes me especially excited, and I don’t mind talking about it. I’m going to paint a fairly large mural with a companion in the new Urban Garden that is going to be done in my local neighbourhood. I really like to collaborate with these kinds of initiatives, especially if they come from my immediate environment. We all make the city.
Another thing I did was to present a deck of Tarot cards that I drew, designed and self-published. It’s very cool…
Interview by 24/7 Valencia team
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