Embroidered cultural heroes

Victoria Villasana is a textile artist born in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is interested in cultures & human spirit, looking at how cultures connect to each other in a fragmented, post-digital world.

After studying design at ITESO University in Mexico, she moved to London where she trained and worked as a florist and fashion stylist.

She began making embroidery patterns on top of images as a hobby. Later on she was inspired by East London street art scene where she began placing these embroidery images  in the streets, she became well known in London’s street art community for her rebellious femininity and acute cross-cultural imagery.

The dynamism in her work derives from the way the yarn is left uncut, far below the frame like yet untold stories, giving a surreal aesthetic reflecting in the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Now residing in Mexico, she continues to explore this medium through installations, editorial and comercial work collaborating with artists and  brands around the world.

 

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(Español ⬇️) Feeling is healing -We often do something too much in order to avoid feeling our pain, but the pain that isn’t feel, released and transformed within us will eventually be transmitted to others -in a micro scale to our closer relationships, in a macro scale it can be the result of condemnation to a entire racial group, culture, gender or religion. I often believe that any form of discrimination is rooted in our inability to feel and transform our own pain. We all have wounds, pain is part of life and is here to help us learn and transform. Turn your pain into your strength not your source of suffering. HEAL. FORGIVE. LET GO. 💪💥✨💥⚡️⚡️✨🔥 _______________________________________________Sentir es curar: a menudo hacemos algo demasiado para evitar sentir nuestro dolor. Pero todo el dolor que no se siente, se libera y se transforma dentro de nosotros eventualmente se transmitirá a los demás: en una micro escala a nuestras relaciones más cercanas, en una escala macro puede ser el resultado de la condena a todo un grupo racial, cultura, género o religión. A menudo creo que cualquier forma de discriminación se basa en nuestra incapacidad para sentir y transformar nuestro propio dolor. Todos tenemos heridas, el dolor es parte de la vida y está aquí para ayudarnos a aprender y transformarnos. Convierte tu dolor en tu fuerza, no en tu fuente de sufrimiento.SANA. PERDONA. SUELTA 💪💥⚡️

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I don’t like #newzealand PM @jacindaardern only because she is a woman. I like her because she is showing to the world what real leadership is. She is moving from a fear and separation consciousness into a love and unity consciousness that is needed right now. In a world where patriarchal power has been considered as superior, where the mind has been seen as superior over the heart, with her actions of kindness and compassion she brings balance of masculine and feminine energies, where power and vulnerability are equal in leadership, they do not opposed , they complement, a return to wholeness. As we embrace the #goddess energy our world will transform for the better. #jacindaardern

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