Mar del Valle | Bio & Contact
Bio & Contact

I’m a Spanish illustrator, designer and actress, and I feel fascination for all kinds of art since I was a tiny animal. I also love to dance wildly, read subversive comics, autumn, abysses, rain and bonfires; and I love to sing and listen to intimate, whispering and a bit terrible songs.

I strongly believe that art is a form of magic, an emblem, a lullaby or a weapon that must shout, roar, laugh or caress in our name, and speak about all those voices and things that must be heard and seen. I love to illustrate strange stories, and getting hopelessly lost amongst dark, mythological, esoteric, symbolic, ancient and contemporary stuff.

I have illustrated several young adult books, as well as an edition of Jack London’s “La Fuerza de los Fuertes” (“The strength of the Strong”). My last work is “Rojo y Oro”, a young adult fantasy novel inspired by the Greco-Roman culture, written by Iria G. Parente and Selene M. Pascual and published by Alfaguara (Penguin Random House). Besides, I have a Threadless shop and an Etsy store, and also manage a bastard and insurgent brand of T-shirts designed by myself called The Slut Army.

As an actress, I understand performing as an immolation and theatre as a liturgy. I was lucky enough to find some other souls that cherished the same crazy ideas, and together we founded the theatre company and multidisciplinary collective STRIGA, where I perform, sing my terrible songs, design and take charge of our website and other image-related matters.

Occasionally I also work as a model. The last project I have taken part in has been “La habitación de las ahogadas”, inspired by the poetry book written by Álex Portero and published by Harpo.

Besides this website, I have a blog where I post drawings, sketches, work in progress, photos, projects, news and other personal, cozy and (sometimes) informal material. Likewise, I feel specially comfortable and passionate on Twitter and Instagram, but you can also find me on Facebook.

 

Contact

Tlf: (+34) 665 01 44 47
info@mardelvalle.com