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Catalina Estrada   [ Illustrator ]

Artist Message

 

Born and raised in Colombia, Catalina Estrada has been living and working in Barcelona since 1999. Her exuberant dream-like work combines the color and flavor of traditional Latin American folk art with contemporary Asian influences. The ever present floral and botanical shapes are reminiscent of the decorative Arts & Crafts movement whether seen in her wonderland settings or intricate repeat patterns. Catalina's enchanting characters and fantasy lands are inspired by her travels, literature,music, fairytales, family and chilhood experiences playing in nature in the mountains of Columbia . Her artwork has been featured in articles in Communication Arts, DPI, Computer Arts, Die Gestalten Verlag, Swindle, Paper and Graphic Magazine. Her work has also been covered by a number of art and design websites and blogs including illustrationmundo, subaquatica, fusedmagazine, lostateminor, webesteem and lifefever. She was named Best of the Year by netdiver.

Catalina has exhibited at Johnathan LeVine Gallery in New York and has had solo shows at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, Iguapop Gallery in Spain and la Sala de Exposiciones Comfenalco in Colombia.

Her clients include Chronicle Books, Paul Smith, Custo Barcelona, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Nike, Motorola, Unicef, Sony Music, Salomon, Oxford University Press, Marks & Spencer, Cosmopolitan, Hodder Headline, J&B, Procter & Gamble, Camel and Honda.