Europe’s largest graffiti art fest features Georgian mural artist Tamoonz

  • The graffiti work created by Tamoonz at Upfest 2018. Photo: Tamoonz., 3 Aug 2018 - 18:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian street artist and illustrator Tamoonz was among hundreds of creatives at Upfest 2018, Europe’s largest festival of graffiti and mural art that closed this week in Bristol, the United Kingdom.

The young artist showcased her urban painting talents at the Bedminster and Southville districts of the south-western city, where her graffiti character Spray Birdy was created for visitors’ viewing.

The festival marked a highlight for over 400 artists who converged to the event from 70 countries to paint live in front of viewers around 50 venues in Bristol.

Graffiti artist Tamoonz working on her painting during the festival:

Graduating from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 2008, Tamoonz has pursued her interest in mural art, with her colourful work featured in various spots in Georgia’s cities.

An Upfest artist profile for her said urban art postcards — sent to the artist by her dad from his travels to Amsterdam — formed her maiden impressions on the medium.

Beside applying her visual creations to venues during the Bristol festival, she has also left her mark in the English capital, with her stickers now found throughout the Shoreditch district of London.

Hosting artists for painting sessions, the Upfest event also involved art sale and workshops for visitors and participants.