I was just introduced to the work of 18 year old Colombian artist Valentina Monroy thorough one of the many channels I subscribe on youtube.
Valentina Monrroy relies on human hair to make her creations, there’s no pencil underline; just straight up execution with no other materials rather than her bare hands and watery glue, and as she puts it, whatever imperfections that may occur is just part of the aesthetic. Her inspiration to work with human hair began from her daily routine, finding forms and shapes in hairs she would find in her shower walls, or her own brush; material is rarely scarce, as some of her friends and class mates provide some of their own.
When working with hair, Valentina’s favorite subject matter appears to be the female form; citing another Colombian artist Debora Arango as a strong influence, for Valentina, working with the female form sets the tone for self analysis and she strives to highlight it not in the traditional sense merely as idealistic beauty but rather as living human beings.
I particularly like the execution and the design in her work, how she manages to achieve tonal gradation with strains of hair shows that she has control over this interesting technique.
Por medio de unos de los canales en youtube al que estoy subscrito, pude conocer el trabajo de una chica colombiana, que a sus 18 años, ha encontrado una técnica que usando cabello humano, estoy seguro le llevará a desarrollar una colección importante de trabajo.
Basta con ver este video para percatarse de que Valentina tiene una vision clara y sabe a lo que va., y de paso, habría que agradecerle por introducirme al trabajo de Debora Arango