This Colombian born latina has made her way around the world but calls New York City home, she tells us why “por que mi mama me dijo que es la capital del mundo!” Google translate, it’s funny! She likes the idea of living in an area centrally located between Los Angeles and Europe, where much of her work takes place.
Charria’s very foundation of her practice, and the work ethic is shaped by being a Latin-American woman. She wears a badge of honor when representing Latinos around over the world, especially in metropolitan cities like Paris where Latinos are a minority amongst minorities. It was a natural fit for Charria to practice in Paris, since creativity is international this has allowed her to be in the right place at the right time. Charria’s work has taken her work around the world to include NYC, Los Angeles, Berlin, Madrid and Paris.
Paris has always been home to great artists . She is most inspired by the underground and creative subcultures. Recently, she has been discovering a Parisian music scene that blends techno, world, and afro-beats. Her biggest inspiration though, is Gertrude Stein, an American woman living in 1920’s Paris best known for her auspicious gatherings. She discovered and mentored artists like Picasso, Hemingway, and Miró.
IN HER WORDS:
My path to Paris was the Rue de Fleurus, a personal pilgrimage to walk the streets where the greats have strolled. I love working with artists. Brand collaborations allow me to merge the two worlds in a way that feels authentic. My goal in this is to to contribute to developing a new economic system in which creativity holds the key. A highlight in my career was recreating David Lynch’s Red Room in collaboration with Polaroid Originals.