Cris Valencia’s feminine, pink, and cruel world

Cris Valencia is a Spanish illustrator, originally from Barcelona who currently lives and works in Madrid, who has found a way to get in touch with the world and a language to express herself through design.

Her curiosity and research led her to creating an original style that plays on the contrast between what is represented and the way it is represented. Her illustrations show the pains of love, moments of solitude, uncertainty, universal themes and moods experienced by everyone. What makes her works unique is the style that Cris chooses to display these themes: unexpectedly delicate, ethereal, with soft lines and an abundant use of pink.

What the Spanish illustrator tries to do is not so different from giving a child a candy after giving it a bitter medicine first. Her art softens a sad reality, almost making it palatable.