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.”