Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
About my work
I found out about the project via Instagram, and I loved the idea right away. I chose Article 19 ’cause it goes perfectly with the idea of freedom I’m living in this time of my life, as an independent woman, as an empirical artist, as a human being in a society.
I wanted to keep it simple from the type to the tones; the canvas I used was a recycled pink fabric; all of it was 100% handmade. It was really important for me to share the message in both languages I speak, English and Spanish. The result of my canvas is pretty feminine, and reflects the love with which it was made. It’s an invitation to express yourself freely.
Camila Ussa / Veneno was born in Colombia and is currently working from Brooklyn, New York. She is a multidisciplinary street artist who is fascinated by handicrafts and how DIY is changing the world we live in. Veneno started as 100% handmade embroidered designs, as patches and clothes, but rapidly started to change as the artist decided to work with different materials and mixed media (stencil, collage, painting, stickers, zines, video…). The work is usually dropped around the streets of Brooklyn or Manhattan and shared via social media.
She is the creator of the free zine PINCHE, where she brings together artists worldwide through call outs. This zine is fully created and distributed by Veneno. Lately, she is working on body collage, using her body as canvas and also with collaborators. The idea is to make people talk; make them feel through art. Veneno is always showing freely her personal point of view, inviting equality, and using different media and ideas to share with the world her own way of expression.