Photo: Francisco Nuñez Alfaro
Christina Angelina a k a Starfighter, is a Los Angeles based visual artist, photographer and gallerist. She´s internationally renowned for her public art and large-scale figurative murals.
She was one of the featured artists in Google Art Project´s Street-Art Collection and in 2015 Huffington Post cited the collaboration with Fin DAC in Sao Paolo as one of the ”Most influential Acts of Street-Art around the world”.
Growing up in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Angelina was surrounded by performers on the boardwalk, caricaturist creating sketches and muralists painting on walls in alleyways. Inspired by the creativity of the communitiy, she began painting when she was a teenager, selling prints to friends and local art collectors. Angelina received a Bacherlor´s of Fine Arts in Art from UCLA in addition to studying animation at NYU´s Tisch School of the Arts and Photography at the Art Center College of Design. After graduating college, Angelina worked in a variety of media including drawing, painting and graphic design before homing in on the Street-Art and adopting the public persona ”Starfighter”.
– Christina Angelina is like a rocket on the Street-Art heaven. She has done pretty much everything in art forms from commercial installations to giant commission pieces, to burning man and collaborations with a lot of other really great street artists. I love her natural figurative murals and really look forward to see her paint in Borås, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.
– I also find her work and the range of her artistry really impressive. Even though her works usually consists of very few colors, she succeeds in creating an incredibly wide spectrum with a photorealistic look to it. I think her piece in Borås will be amazing, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.
No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.
Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.