Spanish artist Olga Guarch grew up on the outskirts of Barcelona in Terrassa. Despite dreaming of a career as an artist from a young age it was only recently that she was finally able to pursue her lifelong dream.
A career in fashion, and then denim, led to her introduction to indigo and it was love at first sight. “Indigo created a connection inside of me, it sounds a little mystical, but it was like that! It was more than a color, it’s a culture, a tradition and a community. It’s like a drug and I was instantly addicted.”
Olga now works out of her home studio in Barcelona keeping the history of indigo and its community alive through her painting. A fascinating and eccentric character, Kingpins Shop explores what exactly it was about indigo that changed it all.