The Mexican artist is inspired by the looms of her land to give a new approach to the convergence of cultures.
A single thread, taken in this way, no matter how shiny it may be, if it is not woven, it does not mean more than that, a thread. But for the Mexican artist Victoria Villasana , born in Guadalajara in 1982, it is the brush with which to materialize her works: collages that reimagine the historical framework from which both traditional culture and pop ideas draw.
Tradition as the guiding thread of the work of Victoria Villasana
In an increasingly digitized world, this artisan has taken her works to the streets, applying color in gushes in huge fabrics to hyper-recognized iconography.
The threads, yarns and colors remind me of Mexico and Latin America, of my traditional culture and my past.Victoria Villasana
The embroidered art of Victoria Villasana reaches the galleries.
It has already managed to exhibit in museums such as the Phillips Collection in Washington , although it has been its geometry used in names of yesterday and today that has catapulted it to be a more than recognized name in the world of urban art: from Nina Simone to Amy Winehouse , Marilyn Monroe or the Queen of England herself , Villasana understands that art must have a protest component. “This art is not only aesthetically beautiful. You open a dialogue with people, you launch a proposal. The expressive part of art serves as a catharsis for something very painful. I like people to interact with my works. That is the most surreal part, the work is never finished and it may never be because it is ephemeral ”, he argues about his work .
I let the environment finish the piece, the air, the water, or a child that passes by and pulls the strings. My works are always openVictoria Villasana