Bio

Born in Italy, Paola Idrontino is a multidisciplinary artist based in Barcelona.
She moved to London in 1997 to study art.
In 2004 she completed a first class BA (Hons), in graphic design at Central St Martins College, London.
In 2005 she launched Papayapie, with the intention of exploring new ways of highlighting and dramatising the natural silhouette of the body using costumes and accessories.

She is stirred by a passion for story telling, textile and beauty within nature, otherworldly wearable costumes and creatures from the deep sea.
With an underpinning of traditional techniques, she exploits the manipulative properties of fibres and combines them with unexpected and widely contrasting materials, both new and recycled.
Paola balances the absurd with the deepest depths, the whimsical with the emotional.

Her imagination is moved by thoughts about infinite parallel universes and transient life forms.

Her work has been displayed and sold in various boutiques and galleries:



Coming up:
TOC Hostel, ALG, 15 Sept 2018, Barcelona
YGW - ALG, Filippo Ioco Gallery, 28-30 Sept 2018, Barcelona
Drap Art, Museo Marittimo, 8-9 Dec 2018, Barcelona

2018:
Hotel Puerta America, Madrid 
Arteria Gallery - ALG, Barcelona 

2017:
Art Box Project, Basel
Armory Artweeks, The Stricoff Gallery, New York
Centro Civico de Barceloneta, Barcelona

2016: 
Galeria Beaskoa, Barcelona

2009: 
Isetan Shinjuku Theory, Japan 

2005: 
Show Pony, Los Angeles 
Vessel Gallery, San Francisco 
Beyond the Valley, London  
Dietro L'angolo, Venice, Italy