Surrealist or grotesque
Since senior high school I knew I wanted to create images, designs, brands etc… Eventually I drew and trying to imitate what I saw and read in comics. Later on, in highschool thanks to my relationships with people that were dug up in music my decision was nailed down. After some time I decided to apply to the same university he went to, the CELA Institute in Yucatán, Mexico. It was one of the pioneer schools in my state, which at that time also had excellent teachers. Some time later I began taking individual teachings of defined and very specific digital techniques constantly acquiring books to keep me knowledgeable and to develop my work.
My technique is based on balance, intending to appeal to surrealism or grotesque, whilst maintaining a coherent and visually appealing aesthetic. I frequently combine geometric aspects to compliment certain works of piece without over saturating the main idea.
I tend to start my designs with a pencil sketch, sometimes I develope it almost to its totality by hand, once the idea is clearly set on my mind I appeal to photography on first instance, parting from there I make some personal proposals to subsequently use the computer as the final medium to finish and detail my work.
I’m quite open to musical and artistic affairs, generally I listen to death/trash, avant garden and 70’s rock, but am always in consideration of bands that fall apart form that. I’ve been able to enjoy other genres due to friends recommendations. Regarding to art I believe we are upon an episode of a disruptive transition as for almost anything now ends up being art, as a matter of fact I tend to say that my art is a “work of photo composition” before it being art.
I have a very latent interest on symbology, inclusively almost all my pieces include some kind of symbol, I tend to inspire myself a lot with mythological aspects, occultism and videogames which visual narration ends up supporting my creative process.
I believe that everything started with the works of Luis Royo, Jan Saudek and H.R. Giger, I’ve based my pieces a lot on their works to express mine and take the control of my style, I’m an old style gamer and I appreciate Tim Burton’s, Tarantino’s and Guillermo del Toro’s cinema as for they are very good places to create ideas.
The one that I believe that defines me the most would be the one I developed for Barbarian Prophecies, as for it defines the essence of my work and integrates the style that I tend to represent. I don’t have a specific name to call my style.
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