Catalina Rodríguez Villazón (Villaviciosa, Asturias, 1982, Spain) studied pharmacy and environmental engineering, but painting always held a special place in her heart. Creativity and imagination are very important to Catalina, and so, around two years ago, she decided to devote more of her time to them. This decision led to a blog, CL: The Blog (www.catalamitad.tumblr.com), where she began to keep a record of her drawings, paintings and sources of inspiration, with no greater ambition than to create a personal library of her various experiments.
However, the blog soon transformed into a website (www.catalamitad.com) and an ongoing project that has resulted in her taking part in a collective arts event in Madrid (March 2014), selling her drawings and paintings, receiving commissions and developing several collaborations in the field of design.
Catalina is interested in all forms of art, and is particularly attracted to light and colour. She tries to experiment as much as possible with her paintings: her primary goal is to carry on learning.
Catalina uses photography as a tool. In her various analogue photo series, she attempts to find textures and settings far removed from the everyday. Her colour series are created from digital photos taken in different places, going back as far as 2005, grouped together based on their pictorial sense. For Catalina, they are a way to really pay attention, to capture different tones and compositions, so she can create connections between settings, moments and feelings. The series capture her memories in time and space, using a whole range of colours.
To find out more about Catalina’s work, visit http://www.catalamitad.com