This Mexican Textile Artist Is One of 7 Artists Chosen in Oscars Campaign

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla.
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed seven works of art by seven different artists from across the globe for its 2021 Oscars marketing campaign, “Bring Your Movie Love.”

The Academy invited the seven artists to create an art piece using an image of the Oscar statuette and inspired by the question, “What do movies mean to you?” One of the seven artists chosen was Mexican textile artist Victoria Villasana.

Villasana, who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, is “interested in history, culture, and how people relate to each other through their vulnerabilities in a fragmented and post-digital world.” She said that with her piece, she “wanted to represent a futuristic look paradoxically with the textile element of tradition.” To symbolize this, she chose the colors black, blue, red, yellow, and white for her thread.

After studying design at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Villasana moved to London to work as a florist and fashion stylist. In 2014, she started creating embroidery patterns on top of images as a hobby and later began using her stitchwork as street art.

The other artists chosen by the Academy for the marketing campaign are Temi Coker from Lagos, Nigeria; Petra Eriksson from Stockholm, Sweden, and based in Barcelona, Spain; Magnus Voll Mathiassen from Norway; Michelle Robinson from Seoul, South Korea, and based in Los Angeles; Karan Singh from Sydney, Australia; and Shawna X from New York City.

To see more of Villasana’s work, visit her on Instagram at@villanaart.

The 93rd Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday, April 25, live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

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