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—WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME AN ARTIST?

Let’s just say it wasn’t a sudden decision, it gradually came to me by means of an honest self-acceptance of my work. I am self-taught. It was a natural process of a creative nature that began in my adolescence and from the moment I decided to create images with a meaning. There were times when I stopped drawing to make music, but I always went back. You could say that if I thought of myself as an artist, I would do it in a period of continual studying and subject to changes.

 

—WHERE DO YOU GET THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PIECES?

Much of it comes from my aesthetic and musical tastes, also from everyday things that interest me or catch my attention.

 

—HOW DID YOU GET TO THE STYLE YOU CURRENTLY USE IN YOUR ARTWORK?

The style I use has been changing without being aesthetically congruent with what interests me. I have always thought that I come from a generation where image is very important. Album covers, the paraphernalia of punk and rock and roll, have always fascinated me. I remember as a kid I would spend my time glancing through old encyclopedias stopping to look at the illustrations and photographs. I think my style is a cocktail of all of that.

 

—WHAT IS YOUR WORK ABOUT?

I take on a few subjects, like youth and adolescence and try to capture the energy and uncertainty that predominate during this stage of life. I work with them as a metaphor and I attempt to translate them into the contemporary and social.

 

—WHAT HAS BEEN IMPORTANT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?

I think the changes in my life; time and ideas are important factors for moments of high productivity or sometimes of very little. My process is very impulsive, I work the instant I have an idea. Other times, I make the most of it by doing series or continuing with old ideas or half-finished projects.

 

—WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE WHITH YOUR WORK?

It is important to have a certain acceptance. To me it’s more important to have a graphic and objective vision of my persona. It is very important to me to appreciate myself symbolically from the artwork of specific moments and contexts.

 

—HOW HAS MUSIC INFLUENCED YOUR WORK?

It would seem my pieces were exclusively about music, but it is just an appearance. In reality, my interest lies in the context and the many other cultural references that music permits, and with which I can present a situation that I think important.

 

—WHAT WAS THE LAST PROJECT YOU PARTICIPATED IN?

I recently had an individual exhibition in Tijuana. It is called Some Bad People and it is a compilation of drawings and objects.

 

—IN WHAT WAY DO YOU THINK ART INFLUENCES EVERYDAY LIFE?

I think it depends on the impact it has on each person. There are people it influences greatly-to the point of changing their life or their perspective of the world. Then there are others only influenced momentarily. Of what I am sure is that it should be promoted and put on display so we can reflect on the world from different perspectives and languages.

 

—WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOU?

I work all day in a museum, during the afternoons and nights I draw and paint. I prefer weekends because its when I can look for albums and see my friends, go to a party or a gig.

 

“My interest lies in the context and the many other cultural references that music permits, and with which I can present a situation that I think important.”

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