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1. What's your story? Where are you from?I was born and raise in Argentina. Thanks to my grandad I attended an art high school where I learnt to draw. I’ve always been interested in art, but it wasn’t since this year that I realize I want to do this for living. Besides all the critics, then and now, I’ve never stopped doing what I love to do and the only thing that makes me feel in peace with myself - drawing. Now I’m studying Graphic Design and I’m pretty close to graduating.
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.I have been thinking about my aesthetic for a while. It was a big problem for me that I can’t be recognized by my drawings. I’m always changing my aesthetic because I get tired of it. Or because I discover new ways to shape my ideas, or I get in love with new techniques. Hopefully this year I took a class where they told me that’s a good thing. I can represent whatever I want, in whatever style I want. I can adapt to the message, and that’s where my artistic side mix with my design side. I can do both and I learn to like it.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?I’m still trying to find my style. Even though I’ve tried every technique I could, I don’t have a favorite one.
4. What is your artistic process like?I work with several techniques, although lately I’ve been focus on digital illustration. Anyway, I always need a previous idea. Despite that little drawings I do in my sketchbooks -that I don’t show to anyone- I need a good idea, usually things like thoughts that go around my mind. As I don’t write -cause I’m very bad at it-, I chose the drawing to express myself and clear my messy mind. After that, I sketch the ideas I have so then I can work with them on the computer. The important thing is that I need to let the illustration rest for a few days, so I can disconnect myself from that and then watch it with another eyes and be able to see the failures. That’s the moment I decide if I like what I created.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?I think I might be a very visual and sensitive person. I need the real life, thoughts and bad -or funny- experiences to get inspired. I watch situations between people, simple moments and details. I also like nature and I use it to bring a bit of calm to my pieces.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?I’ve been in contact with art since I was a child. Although I don’t consider myself an artist, I use the drawing to get this awful things out of my mind and shape this ideas to make something with it. Despite all this, I enjoy art and the possibility of think about it in different ways, like asking myself what can be consider as an art piece in this contemporary world.
7. Where did you study?I attended an art highschool. That’s where I learned a lot of things about art and had the chance to me in touch with it. I also learnt how to draw there. Now I’m studying Graphic Design at university.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?Hopefully I see myself working, but I still don’t know where.
9. What about in ten?Maybe traveling, working somewhere else out of here.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?I just draw to let myself free. I like it, it make me feel pretty good. I don’t know if I’m trying to achieve something with it. Not now. Although everything you do comes with a personal message, I don’t try to change anything because I don’t feel I have the power yet.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?I’m not a “favorite things” person, but I love potatoes. I love them cooked in any ways that potatoes can be cooked. And avocados. And anything my mom cooks.
12. Favourite book?Same. But I really like Haruki Murakami.
13. Favourite genre of music?The music I listen goes hand in hand with my mood. And except for heavy metal and similar, I can listen almost anything. I love disco, funk and jazz. That’s are the genres I listen the most cause it make me feel good.
14. What are your hobbies?Last year drawing was my hobby. Now, that became sort of a job. I like plants, but I don’t know if that counts as a hobbie. it relaxes me to be outside and get in touch with nature.
15. If you weren't an artist, what would you be?I have never thought of that. Probably nothing else..