What is your working process like when you start a new project?
As strange as it sounds, I like to spend whole afternoons looking at material from my childhood. Some people start looking at Velázquez’s books as inspiration and I start looking at things from my school days. Language books, mathematics books, collages, tasks that were assigned to me and that I still have. These presentations, these clothes, the photos, the films…I let myself be inspired by all this and then get to work.
Your artwork consists of a variety of publications, some exhibitions, posters. In which area of art do you feel most comfortable and why?
Where I feel most comfortable is undoubtedly in the exhibitions I have made. Because only there I have the complete freedom to create my own stories. I believe, that every illustration I make for exhibitions is like a story. You give it a title and you create a world that you have in your head and that you can’t grasp at any other time. Here I feel really free to put everything I carry inside of me on paper.
Your work “Comparsera entre los mares” (Extra between oceans) is one of the 10 finalists for the election of the official poster of Carnival 2019. What would it mean for you to win this prize?
What I would be happy about is, that the poster will be seen. People who don’t know you can see your work. It’s like a window to reach more people.
Your “travel personalities”, as I like to call them, have always called my attention and I really liked them. How did you come up with this idea? Do you take these photos yourself while you travel? We would be happy if you could tell us more about it.
They are drawings that I make mainly for the social networks. It started with this simple idea and now many people ask me to paint them pictures especially for their travels. They then want to take it with them, take photos of them and send them back to me for sharing. It’s a way to communicate my way of doing things on such platforms. Since I usually visit many schools and many children have Instagram, I thought it might be fun to show them my world through these spontaneous photos.