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My name is Paula Illescas and I create visual narratives within the fields of communication, graphic design and art direction.


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In 2020, I graduated from BAU University in Barcelona with a BA in Graphic Design. Sensitivity and versatility are two of my most characteristic abilities and questioning is a constant in my day to day. I work concept-based and use design as a channel for critical reflection. Yet, I also like to pay special attention to formal choices regarding paper or bindings. Striving for a permanent learning process is what drives me and makes me be open to projects related to other disciplines such as art, fashion or audiovisual communication.


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Currently, I am looking for opportunities to learn and grow professionally. I am open to all kinds of collaborations. Do not hesitate to contact me, if you have a project in mind that could fit in with my way of seeing, narrating, making... If happen to be in Barcelona and feel up for a coffee, let me know. I would love to engage in a conversation, know more about you and your projects and tell you more about myself and mine.

Hopefully, see you soon!




CONTACT


paulaillescas31@gmail.com




SOCIALS


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2020 


This project  arises out from the parallelism between a book and the sampling from drill-cores of a vertical geological sounding. For this reason, it is necessary to take its pages as sediments, which are grouped into chapters as subsoil strata. This is an artist's book that plays with the narrative including the format and graphics as other voices in the storytelling, in a miscellany that will lead us along a space-time journey. A device which helps us to explore a specific area, a strip of earth and stone on the edge of a field, through a temporal axis that begins in a speculated future. At that moment, still to come, the discovery of a Chimera happens, a new living being formed from the combination of residual anthropocene matter and mossy tissue. This scientific finding shows the limitations of the dualistic logic intrinsic to anthropocentric thought, bringing into question the categories and taxonomies that we know and with which we currently operate in our western society. From here, we start a process of retreat into the present, where the speculation and its previous investigation happens, advancing towards the past, the moment in which we locate the origin of all the triggering events of the speculation through an ethnographic storytelling. The aim of this whole story is not to resolve the issue of how the Chimera was originated in this speculated future, but to determine what are the current concerns that give arisenes to this speculation, that is, to place the speculation in relation to a body, and some desires, from the sensitive experience.

3D ARTIST:
Victor Pérez-Pallarès Setó


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︎︎︎   ART DIRECTION
︎︎︎   PHOTOGRAPHY
︎︎︎   RESEARCH

︎︎︎   SCRIPT AND SOUND EDITING


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