The Mexican artist is inspired by the looms of her land to give a new approach to the convergence of cultures.
A single thread, thus taken, no matter how bright it shines, 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, is the brush with which to materialize her works: collages that reimagine the historical framework from which both traditional culture and pop ideology drink.
Tradition as a common thread in Victoria Villasana's work
In an increasingly digitized world, this artisan has taken her works to the streets, applying color in spurts on 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
Victoria Villasana's embroidered art hits galleries.
He has already managed to exhibit in museums such as Phillips Collection from Washington, although it has been its geometry used in names from yesterday and today that has catapulted it to be a name more than recognized in the world of urban art: Nina Simone to Amy Winehouse, Marilyn Monroe or the Queen of England herself, Villasana understands that in art there must be 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 that people interact with my works. That is the most surreal part, the work is never finished and it may never be because it is ephemerala ”, he argues about his work.
I let the environment finish the piece, the air, the water, or a child who passes and pulls on the strings. My works are always openVictoria Villasana