Angelina Villalobos, pseudonym 179 grew up in Seattle, Washington within a mosaic of cultures and ideas. Having been raised Americanized Mexican Catholic, Angelina’s work mixes the iconography of Catholicism with pop culture to folklore. This union, influenced by being raised in the Pacific Northwest in the the 90’s is an intimate exemplification of her personal pursuit of understanding the world around her.
Angelina received her Associate of Applied Science from Seattle Central Community College Graphic Design Program in 2008, but discovered she liked the tangibleness of creating art by hand rather than the distant world of computers.
The inspiration for her body of work are stories humans have created to explain the unknown. Tales about animals and their wit especially peak her interest. Religion is also another way humans manifest what they observe. In combining these elements, Angelina creates a fairy-tale land filtered through the eyes of an anime and comic book lover.
If you’d like to support the community outreach I do, please consider becoming a collector & owning an original 179 piece. Proceeds from art sales go directly toward my creative pursuit to nurture and develop my artistic style.
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