AboutIma Picó is a visual artist and digital muralist based in Manchester. Her recent work, including this project for WHITEWALL, explores media saturation in contemporary culture, publicity and symbols and signage. Through the use of photography and digital manipulation her images are printed at a large scale in order to cover entire walls. The work presents culture as grotesque and saturated, with âthought' bubbles of graffiti communicating gibberish. This devaluation of information can be seen in our high streets and cities, places constantly invaded by text and design which does not communicate any essential information and is habitually confusing.
This installation is composed of images dealing with found sources, printed on adhesive vinyl and stuck onto the wall. Printed vinyl is a medium that offers artists strong dynamic colours and clarity of image, at a scale that is both large and impacting. Ima's âstreet art', its exaggeration and reconfiguration and composition, creates an esoteric and youthful language.