Catalina Estrada is a Colombian artist whose work is a curious, colorful whirl of shapes and forms that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The artist, who grew up in the countryside of Medellin, Colombia but has been living in Barcelona since 1999, caught the attention of the public eye through her collaborations with British fashion designer Paul Smith, Brazilian fashion brand Anunciação, and her brother Nicolas, a jeweler.
Once in the spotlight, Estrada’s exciting, eye-popping designs made many heads turn and brought her a large clientele from the editorial, fashion, and advertising world. Last fall she released a limited-edition monograph called Sweet Company São Paulo, Brazil that accompanied an art exhibition.
Inspired by Latin American art, Art Nouveau and folk art, Estrada magnificently joins the bold colors and imagery of Latin-American folkore with just a touch of European influence, creating gorgeous kaleidoscopic landscapes populated by animals, rainforest flowers and natural motifs.
The enchanting ambiance she brings to life seduces the viewer to feel like they can almost smell the jungle around them, while the powerful iconography intrigues the mind and invites imagination, so it’s no wonder both the industry and the fans are so enamored with her.
Check her exuberant illustrations in the gallery below!