—WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME AN ARTIST?
It was a very diffuse process. Since I was young, I kept an art practice as a hobby paralleled with my career as an architect. Afterwards, I became interested and much more invested with art, to where it became a constant and serious practice.
—WHERE DO YOU GET INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PIECES?
Everyday occurrences are very important, I remember taking pictures on my way to University when I studied architecture; I would register everything that caught my eye. Researching other artists’ work is also important. You try to imagine how they resolved certain things and you learn something. Specifically, I am very interested in the abstract, in geometry, color and light.
—HOW DID YOU END UP WITH THE STYLE YOU CURRENTLY USE IN YOUR PIECES?
I think it is a decanting process. A big part is about practicing to be in the studio making things and working but there is also always an important part in the relationship with the audience interested in my work. I try to maintain a dialogue that drives my solutions and inherently influences my work.
—WHAT IS YOUR WORK ABOUT?
Besides the style and form, I like to see it as a collaboration or constant dialogue with the person interested in my work. It’s a negotiation that comes before form and style that resolves itself in the only way I know how.
—WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR WORK HEADED?
I would like it to become more and more precise and punctual in terms of results. Much of my style and series of work explorations come about from the big commissions that occupy my time. Normally, after a commission or collaboration, a whole new series of projects arise; reinforcing my body of work.
—WHAT HAS BEEN IMPORTANT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?
Being open to collaborating and dialoguing with different types of collectors and artists I have worked with. I think this opens an array of possibilities from the start, as one liberates their fairly personal vision of how to do things and allows the integration of other ideas in the process.
—WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH WITH YOUR WORK?
I think you can see it from two perspectives or two points of view. First, I want to be practical, offer the best quality, efficiency and experience in the collaborative process with the client or collector. On a second, more romantic note, I am interested in the power of art as it influences individuals; a job well done which in my case would be is a good geometrical composition. I like the idea of it being an inspiration, motivation or simply being beneficial for someone in some way.
—WHICH BRANDS HAVE YOU COLLABORATED WITH?
My last clients were Bohemia beer and grupo Cervecería Cuahtémoc Moctezuma, I carried out activations for a variety of recreational spaces in Mexico City, including art and furniture design for the events. Most recently-with the Department of Tourism on the island of Cozumel I am working towards an art piece for the Flag Esplanade. It will be about developing an image to include the island’s attributes, which will eventually be recreated in mosaics over the esplanade. It measures about 500 m2. It is an honor for me to be a part of this project.
—WHAT HAS BEEN THE LATEST PROJECT IN WHICH YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED?
I was recently part of the team of designers at Ricardo Casas Design Office in charge of the restaurant for Mexico’s Pavillion at the Milan Expo. It has been a great experience in design for my body of work.
—IN WHAT WAY DO YOU THINK ART INFLUENCES EVERYDAY LIFE?
I like to think back on Alain de Botton’s reflection on Muslim philosophy; he mentions that beautiful surroundings could be beneficial to you. In a certain way, what we call beauty is in reality a physical manifestation of what is known on a psychological moral level as goodness. In other words, art is a benefit to our environment. As we contemplate a well done geometric composition, in a way, we are receiving an ethics lecture.
—WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOU?
Work, work, work. Work is a very important habit in my everyday life, making an effort each day can bring enormous results in the future. It is also important to organize my leisure and free time. To a certain degree, these offer balance and help me continue to work constantly, especially with regards to creativity.
“I am interested in the power of art as it influences individuals.”