For this Saatchi Altered States show, I’m using portraits of people in the UK and Mexico. Subjects are seen with their eyes closed, holding themselves in the intimate space between outer and inner identity – their presence contrasting with the implied austerity of passport photography.
The yarn interventions convey a hidden strength derived from openness and exposure, yet a sense of shared vulnerability can be experienced depending on the projected state of mind of the viewer.
In tribute to such a great soul.. David Bowie
Reuben Dangoor’s work is truly dynamic, his series of 18th century portraits featuring Grime Rappers was outstanding.
We worked in this street art collaboration where I hand embroidered some details in his portrait of MC “General Newham” then this piece was pasted around Venice Beach.
I did this collaboration back in 2016 with fantastic French street Artist Zabou.
Hackney, London 2016
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain.
I did this collaboration with Colombian street artist @stinkfishstink in London back in March 2016.
His distinctive portrait style combined with my yarn embroidery gave a 3D moving colourful touch to the streets of London.
I speak not for myself but for those without a voice…those who have fought for their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.
Because the power of education should not be denied to anyone.
Mother and Child. Various pieces placed around East and South London. Victoria Villasana 2015