French artist Olivia adds vibrance to mundane city walls


A three-day Wall Art Fest at Alliance Française, Sector 36, Chandigarh, by French artist Olivia de Bona has left the visitors awestruck with her works.

Equipped with a diploma in Applied Arts and Animated Cinema, Olivia says this about her artwork titled’Let India put colors in my life’ at Alliance Française, Chandigarh.

“The idea showcases France meeting India. It’s kind of funny that the sad and grey rooftops of Paris, on a rainy day, are given the effect of India, which on the contrary, has a lot of colours, vegetation and animals. It’s like France transforming into India.”

I’ve created this piece of art with a little bit of both France and India as a gift to the French learners so that whenever they come across this wall art they can connect with the Parisian architecture with Indian diversity.”

 This is what she had to say, while speaking with

Q. What is wall art, any special kind of colours you use?

Wall art is just art on the wall like street art and graffitti, I use especially acrylic and nothing else .

Q. Have you painted any wall in the tricity?

It’s my first time in india so it’s also my first wall (the one at Alliance Française, Sector 36, Chandigarh ) !

Q.  Is your team going to visit different parts of India looking for ideas or do some wall art?

Yes my team will travel across India for one month, you can follow our trip on social média, I will go to Pune, Trivandrum, Bhopal after Chandigarh

Q. Where do u seek motivation from — Nature, what you see around or you innovate?

My inspiration comes with what I live, what I see and what emotions I go through

Q. If somebody wants to pursue art or wall art in particular, where can he/she  do so in France or Europe?

In Europe, graffiti and mural art are very famous, you can visit any big city and find a really good wall!

In the second edition of the Wall Art Festival. From November 7 till  December 2, 2022, artists will make our cities and public spaces more colourful and beautiful, through the vision of visual artists.

As a part of the Wall Art Festival, four wall-artists — Kid Kreol and Boogie, Olivia De Bona, Neethi and Mr. Poes — will be crossing the country to look for fresh paintings.

Besides Chandigarh, these artists would be travelling to 13 cities, including, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkota, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chennai, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, and Pune.


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