Time Out Dubai has an interview with a street artist in Dubai. Tarsila Schubert is responsible for graffiti in Deira and at Spirito, Media One
Time Out Dubai staff
What’s the difference between street art and graffiti? Graffiti artists’ work is a form of advertising themselves, their skills and where they come from. Street artists are less concerned with their name and want everyone to be engaged with their work.
How did you get into this profession? I started painting when I was 12 and started to paint in the streets when I was 22. I had no intention of turning it into a profession – I paint because I need to express myself.
Why is Dubai a good place for what you do? It’s an international city with many cultures living together. We don’t see much public art here, but it’s a great place to introduce the concept of public urban art.
Where can we see your work? You can find my permanent murals on Inner Road in Deira and at Spirito Lounge & Kitchen at Media One Hotel in Dubai Media City.