⥽✤ I play with creatures, feed them feelings so they adopt shapes and colors. Then, I paint them. You’re invited to jump in, see if a hidden part of you whispers a tiny song. ✤⥼

Xichang, China 2019 – PH: Perun, for ColorWayofLove

Animalitoland is the visual universe of Graciela Gonçalves Da Silva. Curious by nature, self-taught illustrator, Graphic Designer from Buenos Aires University. I worked in diverse media: illustration, comics, animation, videogames (among others), cultivating a personal visual language I use to shape my creatures. Around 2010 I moved my inner world into the streets, without knowing how deeply would this impact me on both artistic and personal ways. I’m now a full time artist, travelling, painting and growing from direct experiences with people.

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Painting in the street connected me with all kind of strangers. I learned that Sensitivity is a universal language, and Imagination, a sparkle against social numbness. We all have these tools, but don’t train them everyday. I insist we do. So I leave reminders in the city, creating free space among advertising and grey walls.

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Elsewhere in the web:

🎤 Conference Talk: Pictoplasma Berlin 2015.
Check out small animalito opening up to a big audience in Babylon Kino Theatre. A talk about inspiration, processes and life. Get the 30' talk here

🖼️ Corteza Invisible, Swinton & Grant Gallery, Madrid 2016.
My first solo show in Spain, happy to be a part of S&G family. You can see some pics here. For inquiries and available artwork, go here.

Watch some Videos:

🎞️ Documentary: ColorWayofLove, Xichang, 2019

🎞️ Documentary: ColorWayofLove, Chengdu, 2019

🎞️ Documentary: ColorWayofLove, Guizhou 2018

🎞️ Documentary: FestivalAsalto, Zaragoza 2018

🎞️ Timelapse: Artscape, Goteborg 2016

🎞️ Interview: Nordland TV, Bodo 2016

🎞️ Process: Mind the Wall , Madrid 2016

🎞️ Timelapse: MIAU , Fanzara 2015