Pia Camil Is The Artist Bringing Her Community Together Through Art Installations.
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It’s TJ with CULTED.
Political art isn’t all slogans and activism for artist Pia Camil. Born in 1980 in Mexico City, where she now works, Pia uses the city to find inspiration and develop her concepts.
She started off photographing billboards and urban landmarks but quickly changed to focus on the materials and fabric around the city, specifically colours and silhouettes.
A key part of Pia’s artwork is its communal aspect and its power to achieve inner fulfilment. In her 2017 installation ‘Bara, Bara, Bara’ on show in Texas, she threw together unwanted T-shirts in a giant installation lifted from the ground. She encouraged people to poke their head through the T-shirts to come together and share in the experience. A far cry from the days of spending hours staring at a piece of art, Pia encourages the interaction.
And it wasn’t just this installation, across all of her projects she has a way for changing expectations. Her love for art history is clear in her work and she combines this passion with her innovative ideas.
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