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When did you decide to become an artist?

More than an artist, I consider myself an image producer. My view is that I am making things I enjoy about personal aspects of myself, or themes that have been part of my life. I have always created; but in the last 2 years, I have come to the conclusion that if I hadn’t produced these images, no one else would have.

 

Where do you see your work heading?

One idea takes you to another idea; and if you really develop them, you can get to places that you would have never imagined. Recently, I have been exploring with other mediums, other than what I typically produce. I am looking for new mediums and new forms to express what I am saying. I think that your options and methods of creating things grow exponentially the more you work.

 

Where do you get the inspiration for your pieces?

Inspiration comes mainly from my childhood. It comes from science fiction, fantasy, and the interaction of characters in unreal spaces. I have a great interest in the influence of technology on human relationships, and how reality is perceived. From this, my work takes on the idea of presenting a kind of bombardment of visual elements; alluding to a sense of media saturation. Videogames are also of interest, for their capacity to involve you in another world. Alluding to another key aspect of my work, the creation of environments that capture the viewer with the use of details.

How did you get to the style you currently use?

Digital drawing predominates in my work. It is the technological version of my drawing fixation with the use of a tablet. This way, I was able to give my ideas form and shape much faster. I like that my production is always a challenge; and I am always learning and integrating new ways of producing my work.

What has been important in the development of your creative process?Orion sketch

My time as a designer at an agency was important. Because of this experience, I was able to transfer the professionalism, seriousness and respect for punctuality that I learned during that time into my work.

What recent projects have been important to you?

The largest scale project I have done was the image for Zurdok’s last tour.

In what way do you think art influences everyday life?

Many times the details aren’t necessary; but the things that are not a necessity give life meaning and spirit. I don’t think there is a way to live without individual expression, and I think having this in mind, artists inspire other people to think differently.

What is a typical day for you?

I wake up, workout, come back, run errands from my design studio, send emails, have lunch, make phone calls, and work until late. At 5 or 6 I have meetings, then I continue working and creating. At night I
have dinner with my roommate, who is a tattoo artist and has excellent kitchen skills.

Before going to bed I try to read. By the way, at one point or another I take a shower. On the weekends I like to hang out with my friends and give myself time to pay attention and listen to music.

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