Paola Rodriguez AriasPaola Rodriguez Arias draws inspiration from her upbringing in Colombia, with its rich tradition of handicraft, as well as her experience in fashion and ceramics, to create her textile-based artwork.
Paola Rodriguez Arias (b. 1975) is a visual artist and designer based in Geneva, Switzerland. With a background in fashion, jewelry and ceramic design, Paola’s inspiration for her current textile-based works are informed by her upbringing in Colombia and its rich tradition of handicraft. Paola creates her work through a meticulous process of coiling yarn onto panels to create symbolic compositions that incorporate references to found objects, figures and the natural landscape. Though the meditative act of constructing her compositions, Paola’s work is inherently contemplative, allowing her to imbue the work with votive-like meaning.
Profiled in Elle Decoration, 2022
Exhibited at Mano Mani, 2021
Featured in Elle France, 2021