How did you get started doing what you do?
I started doing collages back in 2007 in order to express my creativity beyond my background of photography & design, and get away from the computer screen -getting back to paper, scissors and glue. Something I could do directly with my hands without any needs of digital interfaces.
How would you describe your creative style?
In my collages, I like to build up kaleidoscopic landscapes, where characters and objects are in dynamic action and interact with each other. It’s like picturing a whole movie scene. There is a retro-futuristic style.
What’s your inspiration?
Vintage science fiction, the 50s and 60s icons and retro images. Art movements such as Dadaism, Op art and Pop art. Poster artists like Japanese Tadanori Yokoo.
What is art to you?
It’s a way of expressing your creativity and keep us alive! The constant search for new compositions sublimates our need to communicate our experiences and inner feelings.
How long does it typically take for you to finish a piece?
It takes quite long since I paint backgrounds, choose images from magazines, cut them off. Then I start building interactions with elements: characters, objects, machines, landscapes- until I create a scene that is in an equilibrium of “static action.” Then I glue all the pieces and layers and final varnishing. It could take a month or two.
How do you keep motivated?
I love street photography so I am constantly on the search of curious images. That motivates me to imagine and discover new worlds. I also like to browse old magazines in second-hand markets, old book shops or books found in the street.
How would you say your surroundings have influenced your work?
Definitely. Not only my city, Barcelona, with all its tradition of arts and Mediterranean design but also all the travelings around the world that I’ve made have influenced my collages. I created some pieces inspired in Asia, Turkey, Mexico and New York.
What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
I would like to keep on growing in my collage-visions and works and one day make a large retrospective exhibition. Who knows- and maybe also publish a book.
What, if anything, would you tell your younger self?
Live every single experience as intensively and consciously as you can.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
“Don’t try to discover the Universe. Focus on a raindrop and you will see the Universe reflected on it!”