Patricia Colli’s aka Pacolli’s art can be found in her worldwide exhibitions. Her colorful work is characterized by humorous creatures which are featured in her zines, stickers, collages and her very own line of shirts. Her stuff can be found at High in the Bay, Needles & Pens in San Francisco and Pictures on Walls.
CHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourself/your work/your studio in a few words.
PACOLLI I’m a brazilian artist based in San Francisco, my work is related to teenage angst and psychedelic dreams. I recreate sketchbook/diary pages on wood panels, draw on tiny round stickers and make collages with hundreds of them, i like carving drawings on linoleum and on glitter boards, too. I work and live at the same place, music is always blasting and there’s a lot of paint everywhere and stuff in the walls.
COB? What has been your latest travel location?
PACOLLI São Paulo, Brazil. I went back with my husband to visit family and friends, paint and make music.
COB? For business or for holiday?
PACOLLI I couldn’t help my will to work, so it was both.
COB? What will be your next destination?
PACOLLI Los Angeles in the summer for a group show at New Image Art Gallery.
COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
PACOLLI I always keep a small sketchbook with me, I love how ideas flow when you’re traveling. I made zines out of my traveling skechbooks, but when it comes to artwork i would rather be at my studio painting than on the road.
COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
PACOLLI I’m an ex-vegetarian, still not comfortable with eating meat on a plane for some strange reason. I always order the vegan option and it sucks so i bring a cheese sandwich with me.
COB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
PACOLLI I’d bring all my favorite music, books, my husband, some friends and a guide how to grow your own weed in a desert island.
COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
PACOLLI Mats!? ’cause he paints amazing stories about his trips to Burma and his art just blows my mind!
COB? Thanks a lot Pacolli!