Paola Idrontino is a costume designer, textile and visual artist currently living in Barcelona.
Paola’s passion for storytelling is combined with complex textile arrangements to create costumes inspired by grotesque and otherworldly creatures. Her photography expresses the affection for tales and myths, with references to a feminine world that becomes a protective deity of underwater creatures.
Coral bleaching has been a central theme in Paola’s recent work, and at the heart lies the focus of creating awareness in what is happening to our world’s oceans, in particular to corals.
Balancing the absurd with the deepest depths, the whimsical with the emotional, her wearable marine inspired anthropomorphic creatures bring into question the relationship between humans and nature. "When we see ourselves as part of nature, we understand that saving nature is really about saving ourselves.”
Sept, 2020 BLK SHP - NEW RENAISSANCE A master workshop with Ed Catmull founder of Pixar.
2019 BREATHING WEAVES - solo - The Impact of Climate Change on Coral Reefs. Les Bernardes, Girona.
2018 BEFF, Design Museum, Barcelona.
2018 DRAP ART, Maritime Museum, Barcelona.
2018 SENSEFILS, Centre Civico Barceloneta, Barcelona.
2018 YOUNG GALLERY WEEKEND, Filippo Ioco Gallery, Barcelona.
2018 FERIA ARCO, Art Lover Ground, Madrid.
2017 ARTERIA, Art Lover Ground, Barcelona.
2017 ARMORY WEEK, Stricoff Gallery, New York.
2020 Patchwork Professional, October issue, Germany.
2020 Divers For The Environment, March issue, Emirates.
2019 Condé Nast, La Luna Puede Esperar, January, Spain.
2019 Elle Serbia, A king Of Magic November, Serbia.
2019 Lampoon Magazine, Crafted, November, Italy.
2019 Hi-Fructose Magazine, Online article about Evanescent.
2019 Beautiful Bizarre, Top 100 designer on instagram.
2018 Jute Magazine, Follow Your Magic Mystery Summer, London.
2018 Divers For The Environment, December issue, Emirates.
2018 IYOR 2018, article about Evanescent.
2018–2019 JPL Media, freelance graphic design, Australia.
2020 Album cover & costumes , She Horse by Sealskin, Barcelona.
2019 Album cover & costumes, Open The Gate, Musgo, Barcelona.
2005–2008 Gloria Books Ltd, freelance publishing company, London.
• stationery, book design and layout, membership cards, order forms, promotional flyer.
2005–2008 Lezley George, fashion label, London.
• seamstress, identity & logo, look books, direct mail cards, swing ticket and stationery design.
2006–2008 Graham & Green, sale assistant, London.
• merchandise, window design, managing stock.
2001–2004 Central st Martins - 1st class BA(hons) Graphic Design.
1999–2001 Central st Martins - Foundation College Art & Design.