"If you think about it, human beings are just like butterflies, we live in a constant state of transformation, always trying to become the best version of ourselves"
Sofia Castellanos is a star on the rise within Mexico´ s art scene. A native to the Mexican Capital, Castellanos has developed as an artist, muralist and illustrator in the last few years. With a bachelor in graphic design, she started a specialization on the oriental pencil technique at Michiko Cultural Center, following an intensive course of art history, painting and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art, this allowed her to create her detailed and fantastic style.
Sofia´s work, like the artist herself, is exuberant, life-affirming and disarmingly positive; her unique and colorful style has allowed her to experiment with all kinds of media, from painting gorgeous large scale murals to international commissions and collaborations with big name brands such as: Fendi, Nike, Bombay Sapphire, and Chanel among others. Her work has been featured in Bangkok, Miami, Spain, London, Paris and Mexico. She was chosen as one of the “50 Digital Leaders in Mexico” by Expansion Group ( Elle, Instyle, Quién, Travel + Leisure and Life&Style)..
“My work is an illustrated story, a journey through a place where magic triumphs over the paradoxes of our world, full of exotic characters and of possible fantasies , a chance to step into a new and way more colorful reality.”
Devoted to seeing and creating beauty wherever she goes, Castellanos
creations always speak about magic, hope and trascendence, of a word filled with possible fantasies. Her work has elevated in field historically dominated by men, turning her into one of Mexico´s youngest and most promising artists.