MisiaViolencia

Original Abstract Paintings, Drawings and Art Prints

Totana, Murcia

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Much love!

- Misia V.

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Last updated on Jan 13, 2021

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I hope you enjoy what you see. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! You can also join me on IG @misiaviolencia for coupons, updates and if you'd like to follow my artistic process!

Much love!

- Misia V.

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Who is Misia Violencia?

Misia Violencia was what my grandfather would call my grandmother when she was upset. It means Mrs. Violence. She was a strong, intelligent, determined woman who only showed me love, kindness and passion. As I became an adult, I learned about her flaws, only to make me more eager about my past and committed to make amends.

Misia Violencia has been a source of inspiration for a long time now, and she has become a symbol of struggle, power, love and beauty. My work inherently has traces of these qualities, and it has helped me document and shape an identity I still struggle to comprehend.

I was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, and had no choice but to migrate to the US when I was 15. Boston was my home for many years, and I'm forever grateful with this city for it has forged the person that I am. But I yearned to learn about other places and my own experience, so I decided to moved to Spain to expand my horizons, meet new people and open up my mind.

My life journey has taught me that acknowledging our roots and learning about them is essential to improve as a society. Keeping our past close enriches our culture as this helps us empathize, make amends and reconcile the past with the present in hopes to build a better future.

My artistic practice once was about gender, race, ethnicity, migration and identity decolonization. This process was long and torturous, as I explored my identity and what it meant to switch privileges back and forth depending on the social and cultural context I was in. After my Master's thesis, I had to put this work "on halt" (this kind of personal work really never stops) to focus on my mental health.

A few months after arriving in Barcelona, my life was shuttered by a 12-year-relationship rupture that left me lost and ill. About a year later came along the world pandemic, and fortunately I was moving forward with a new life and a new purpose. Needless to say, this journey has been frightening and painful.

Right now my work focuses on the exploration of the psyche and its healing. As I experiment with both technique and concept, my artistic process relays on the act of tracing and stroking as a meditation technique. Each artwork is prove of a connection and a disconnection. They are a reflation of a mental state. They are the remains of breathing.

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  • Catalina Piedrahita

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    Maker, female, immigrant, Colombian residing in Totana, Spain. At this moment my artistic process is a journey of breathing and healing.

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