It was during her time at university that Juliana Vido decided to research the different art movements of the last hundred-odd years only to discover that women were noticeably left out of the various textbooks. So she decided to pay homage to some of her favourite female artists to correct the balance.
From Georgia O'Keefe and Marta Minujín to Lygia Clark and Yayoi Kusama, the Argentinian's series of illustrations celebrate the women who deserve as much a place in history as their male counterparts. Created in her colourful and playful style, the portraits are charming and feature each artist in their studios, surrounded by the materials and objects that might fill each space.
"My favourite of the series is Lee Krasner because I love her work and how the illustration came out," Juliana tells Creative Boom. "She was instrumental in creating the abstract expressionist movement in the 1940s, and she introduced Jackson Pollock to other members. Yet she got to have a solo exhibition late in the '70s and is only now getting recognition as the groundbreaking artist she was."
Another favourite of Juliana's is Argentinian artist Marta Minujin: "She has become a synonym of the word artist here in my country. She is a pop conceptual artist and collaborated with Andy Warhol in her famous work, Payment of the External Debt with Corn. Her work is fun and always an experience anyone would gladly line up for."
Born in south Argentina and now based in Buenos Aires, Juliana is a freelance illustrator who has spent the last seven years working on various projects for clients worldwide. But art wasn't always her chosen professional route. She graduated from the National University of La Plata in 2013, where she studied film. "After learning film and fashion for a few years while I kept drawing as a hobby, I decided to take a course with an illustrator and realised that my art could work well for editorial illustrations," she explains. "I gave that a try and started working for newspapers and magazines locally and then for other countries."