Zelda Bomba is a painter presently based in France after years spent in Italy.
Her work evolves in series of portraits - mostly women - endlessly revisited. Each face can be seen as unique or as part of a vast patchwork. Her vibrantly coloured pop style finds its roots in counter-culture, comics, music, fashion and street life, all applied to the boundlessexploration of identity in its many aspects.
She also works in the street, with the aim of communicating with a wider audience, in the red-bluecolor code often used for road signs. Her work in public spaces is less intimate, and rather draw on pop culture and iconic characters (Malcolm X, Kim Jung II, Spike Lee, Twiggy…). She may add a message as in the series Don’t Forget To Riot. Zelda Bomba sees acting in the street as a powerful and creative answer to the necessity of reclaiming the public space, too oftenadandonned to brands and advertising.