Gisella Stapleton (also known as YllaSisa in street art) is a Peruvian artist based in London.
She feels inspired by the culture and folklore of Latin American, the colors involved in this and the sensations that they produce are a true inspiration for her painting. She also feels committed to causes that have to do with the indigenous population, the empowerment of women and children in situations of poverty, issues that are very recurrent in her work.
She expresses herself mainly through painting both on canvas and in murals.
She is currently starting a project of murals-street art in London that has as main theme the Latin American culture.
Collective projects that I am taking part in 2017-2018:
ABOUT WOMEN-YO MUJER https://youtu.be/deLB_gmxdM8
This project proposes a new reading oriented to the reflection between art, gender and multiculturalism. We want to focus on the multiple ways of being, feeling and perceiving the woman at the present time, under the look and sensibility of artists and creatives from around the world with the respective connotations of their cultural and social differences. The project has travelled already through several cities in Spain, Colombia and Holland.
HERSTORY, Dance-live music-Art Performance
Inspired by the stories of four contemporary female heroes, Herstory takes the audience through a series of rhythms, images and sensations, blending a fusion of different styles to offer a powerful show. From the streets of Chicago (Ameena Matthews), to the Peruvian Amazon (Ruth Buendia), to the seas surrounding Syria (Sarah Ezzat Mardini), these women embody a strength, bravery and resilience worth noting. My work was concentrated in Ruth Buendia, the Ashaninka Peruvian activist that lead a campaign to oppose large-scale dams that would displace indigenous communities and endanger the environment. She was awarded the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize. The artwork was exhibited at the show and a video of the process projected together with the dance and music performance. https://youtu.be/N2jLP7jYzdo
Group, Artist open studios, ASC studios, November 2018
Group, Dulwich Festival, Artist Open Housel, May 2018
Live painting mural, Jakhu Launching, London, 11 of November
Solo, “Inti” Coya, Mayfair, 118 Picadilly, London, Residency December 2016 - September 2017
Group, “Urban Art Fair”, Brixton, 8 & 9 of July
Group, “About Women-Yo mujer” Ronda Barcelona Gallery, Barcelona. 6-24 of April 2017
Group, “Herstory” Mosaic, San Diego, California. 1st show 11th of March 2017
Solo, "About beauties and Fauves" Acklam Village, Portobello Road, London June-July 2016
Group, “Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again” Open Art Spaces group exhibition, Earl’s Court Project Rooms, London, June-July 2016
Solo, “KALEIDOSCOPE” The Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London. November-December 2015
Parallax Art Fair. 22-25 October 2015 at Chelsea Hall Town, London.
Solo, Open Art Spaces of Kensington and Fulham, October, Faron Sutaria Notting Hill Gate. London 2015
Group, Open Art Spaces of Kensington and Fulham, Austin Forum, London October 2015
Group, “Battersea Art Station”, Battersea Arts Centre, London. September 2015
Solo, Open Art Spaces of Kensington and Fulham, my studio in Fulham. September 2014.
Group, “Vuelapluma, Poetry and painting” Traveling exhibition, several venues, Valladolid, Spain. 2014
Group, “summer Art Ehibition”, Cultivate Vyner street, London. 2013
Group, Swiss Cottage Gallery Exhibition. Hampstead, London. 2013
Group, “A point of view”, Vibe Gallery, London. 2013
Group, “Art in Mind”, The Brick Lane Gallery, London. 2013
Solo, “People”, Sildavia Art-Bar. Spain. 2011
Group, “Theater and Art Street Festival” Spain, 2011
Group, “Haciendoloquesepuede”, Bailarín Vicente Ezcudero Cultural Centre Spain. 2009
Group, “Haciendoloquesepuede”, Zone Sur Cultural Centre, Spain. 2008
Group, “Haciendoloquesepuede”, Babel Art-Bar. Spain.2008
Group, “I Art Exhibition for the Promotion of Equality”, University of Valladolid. Spain, 2007
Group, Students Art Exhibition, Zone Sur Cultural Centre,Valladolid, Spain. 2004
Group, Students Art Exhibition IPNM University. Perú. 2002