Who Is Anarkia ?

Panmela Castro, better known as Anarkia Bolando, is a graffiti and street artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“I started graffiti on the street in 2005 but before that I was a pixadora. In reality I flirted with graffiti for 5 years before I started painting. Pixacao is more or less what people outside Brazil call tags, which means writing your name with spray paint on a wall, although it grew differently here, as a self contained culture. Here there is the thing about writing names as high as possible on buildings and to make sequences, so pixacao took on its own characteristics. I started through a friend who studied at the time, who started to pixar to get in with the boys at school, and it worked for her.”

~ By Anarkia ~

~ By Anarkia ~

“A pixador is a normal person – they could be firemen, policemen or teachers. They are normal people but instead of going out to a dance or to play football they go out to pixar, it’s their leisure…just that it’s illegal. The adrenaline that someone might get from motocross might be the same that someone gets from doing something illegal that happens to be writing their name on a wall.”
– Anarkia in interview for cultureisyourweapon.com

~ By Anarkia ~ cultureisyourweapon.com

~ By Anarkia ~ cultureisyourweapon.com

Anarkia has a strong opinion about equality of men and women and that displays into her art.

~ By Anarkia ~ Picture about abortion - cultureisyourweapon.com

~ By Anarkia ~ Picture about abortion – cultureisyourweapon.com

“This abortion painting is about the right to have dominion over your body. Abortion is linked to the question of sexuality. People say that women will just use this as a form of contraception; I got pregnant so I’ll abort – but this is isn’t true, women are responsible. If a woman gets pregnant for some reason she should be able to decide. Because of the power of the evangelical churches in Brazil, this will take ages to change.”
– Anarkia in interview for cultureisyourweapon.com

~ By Anarkia ~ From Anarkia Boladona's Flickr

~ By Anarkia ~ From Anarkia Boladona’s Flickr

~ By Anarkia ~ From Anarkia Boladona's Flickr

~ By Anarkia ~ From Anarkia Boladona’s Flickr

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2 comments

  1. agogo22 · September 13, 2015

    Reblogged this on msamba.

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  2. Pingback: Who Is Anarkia ? | Edgar Melo e Costa

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