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Piluca tells us about herself with a simple Q&A

Q1 Who is Piluca?

Born in Madrid, Piluca came to London in the 1990’s and has lived in Brixton ever since. She did a two-year Art & Design course at Vauxhall College and a BA Hons degree in Fine Art at Kingston University and was nominated finalist in the Arts category for the Wintrade International Awards 2018. 

A busy life as mother of two children didn’t stop the artist not only to become a published illustrator, but also to take part in numerous successful art shows and direct many local events and community enterprises in Brixton.

During Covid, Piluca worked relentlessly on an animation project and is now fully immersed into her painting and sculpting practice.

Q2 Where do you get your inspiration?

I have always considered a precious gift to be alive. Anything that stirs my emotions will capture my imagination and propel my creativity.  Having the opportunity to contribute to the miracle of life by creating something that never existed before, that will connect to and inspire others, and that could potentially have a positive impact in the world, is undoubtedly my biggest inspiration.

Q3 Did you have any formal training?

Two-year Art & Design course at Vauxhall College and a BA Hons degree in Fine Art at Kingston University.

Q4 What artists inspire you?

Picasso, Barbara Kruger, Banksy, Dali, Marlene Dumas, Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Cindy Sherman

Q5 What does Sentiment mean to you?

I understand sentiment as a feeling that carries an emotion within it. I also believe that emotions are direct expressions from our soul and the core the planet’s interconnectedness. Therefore, sentiment is an intrinsic part of life that not only prompts creation but also keeps the world and all within it connected.


Piluca's Sentiment piece

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This piece is very personal to the artist and is a poignant message and stamp on her journey. Powerful and full of messages and meaning, Love, Pain, and Strength.

We created a digital file of the Large art piece that has now been printed onto canvas and started to be divided into the iconic jigsaw shapes. 

Each piece is mounted on a 24 carat gold leaf base with a thread of gold running through symbolising a connection with all the pieces in this artwork and and all the artists in the Sentiment Collection.

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Signed, numbered and framed in a simple black shadow box frame 12cmsq. A copy of the whole image is printed and inserted into the back of the frame with details of this artist.

To own a piece of Piluca's Sentiment follow the link below and start collecting and connecting.

A human connection through the medium of art.

Gallery of Piluca's Art

The Journey

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Acrylic on Canvas

30cm x 60cm x3

When someone develops complex PTSD and dissociation, it is their mind’s way of coping with an intensely traumatic experience. Learning about the way my mind has been coping all my life was in a way coming to terms with the fact that I really wasn’t sure of who I was and that the “happy Piluca” I always knew and cherished, was perhaps nothing but a coping mechanism. Suddenly, life seemed fragmented and felt as if I had nothing I could hold onto.

I didn’t know who I was, and that feeling was truly petrifying

Sold as a tryptych


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Acrylic on Plaster Board

60cm x 90cm

 I am no stranger to choice points, and this, perhaps, has been yet the most difficult decision I had ever have to make.

Shortly after lockdown in London started to ease, a succession of events and the undoubtedly timely advice and support from a dear friend, led me to the point in my life where I had to make a life changing decision. I could live the rest of my life in my “happy bubble” or remove my blinkers and confront the truth. And although I have come to many crossroads and life turning points before, this was without an inch of a doubt, the hardest one ever.


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Acrylic on Plaster Board

64cm x 75cm

Most times what we believe is a menacing storm, is in fact the best ally to gets us ashore. The duality of Yin Yang has always played a big role in my life, but just as the saying goes: “the tailor’s wife is the worst clad”, it has taken me a while to apply all the literature and teachings I’ve read to myself.



 Acrylic on Plaster Board

58cm x 63cm

Confronting trauma, head-to-head, cuts deep. More so if this trauma has been ignored and pushed down for many years.

Not truer words were ever spoken than those of Publius Syrus when he said: “In nil sapiendo vita iucundissima est” or for a more popular phrase coined by Thomas Gray:“Ignorance is Bliss”.

It is much easier to live in ‘oblivion’ and shy away from the truth. Embracing the vulnerability to open to your own truth, however painful this maybe, is the most courageous thing I could ever think of.




Acrylic and Plaster on Canvas

50cm x 100cm

An inevitable point of reflexion had hit me.

When everything you’ve always believed to be true about yourself disintegrates, when you feel like your body, mind and soul haven’t been connected after all, it feels like a leap into another dimension where all that one is, and all that surrounds you, remains visibly the same, but has in fact, altered its essence from the core.




Acrylic and Plaster on Canvas

50cm x 100cm

Whether I was always familiar to detachment in a psychological sense of the word, in order to be able to attain freedom from my past (which sarcastically, it was obvious now, always had the rains of my present), I had to learn to detach from the emotions, thoughts and energy that thus far I always thought entailed being ‘myself’.



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