Hello! I’m Raya, a Lebanese-Venezuelan paper artist based in Barcelona.
How did I get here, you ask? Well, aside from being heavily powered by coffee… After studying architecture in Venezuela at the U.C.V. all the way until my last semester (Yay!) I had to move away to Barcelona (Booo! It’s all good, I love it here now ;)) and tried to continue/start over my studies here at the U.P.C. for 3 (very long) years, until… I decided to drop out in 2008 and focus on what I do best: Paper Art and Design.
I kinda always knew it’s what I wanted to do and am very happy to be able to do it for a living now. I’ve created stop-motion videos, commissioned pieces and sculptures, worked with brands like Camper and DOIY and am currently working on new exhibitions for my artwork.
My work is very influenced by my strong background in architecture, my love of nature and it’s intricate patterns.
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