Interview with Surreal Pop Illustrator, Sergio Mora

How did you get started doing what you do?
Studying at the school of arts and crafts of Barcelona, I started about 20 years ago. The beginning was hard because no one seemed to understand my work. When looking for a job as an illustrator they told me that it was too arty. And when showing my work in galleries they told me that it was too illustration. I have always moved in those two worlds. Today everything has changed.

How would you describe your creative style?
I try to keep my style is constantly evolving, but I usually move a poetic and humorous ground.

Interview with Pop Surrealism Illustrator, Sergio Mora on Jung Katz Interview with Pop Surrealism Illustrator, Sergio Mora on Jung Katz

What is your inspiration?
I am inspired by life. The life and inspirations are changing and evolving depending on the season. For example, at the moment, I am inspired a lot by 1950s science fiction toy packaging.

What is art to you?
My lifestyle.

What does your typical day look like?
I wake up at 7:20, I’ll do yoga, have breakfast, and go to my studio. I work on assignments, and if there are no commissions, work on my personal projects. I share a studio with my partner- we go out to eat, nap and in the evening get to work again.

Interview with Pop Surrealism Illustrator, Sergio Mora on Jung Katz

How long does it typically take for you to finish a piece?
It depends, I’m slow when deciding and preparing, but once I have it clear I am fast running.

How do you keep motivated?
I try to not always do the same thing, and try to do things that surprise me and excite me, so they too can surprise and excite the public.

How would you say your surroundings have influenced your work?
The environment always influences. It is important to surround yourself with good people.

Interview with Pop Surrealism Illustrator, Sergio Mora on Jung Katz
Interview with Pop Surrealism Illustrator, Sergio Mora on Jung Katz

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
I enjoy my work, so I’d like to continue enjoying it and evolving, and let the future surprise me.

How have others reacted to your work?
I get very good feedback from people, after so many years I’ve finally begun to reap the fruit of my effort and dedication.

Interview with Pop Surrealism Illustrator, Sergio Mora on Jung Katz

What do you want others to take away from your work?
I do what I feel and from there it no longer depends on me.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
Stop to smoke marijuana.

Interview with Pop Surrealism Illustrator, Sergio Mora on Jung Katz

Any words of wisdom to aspiring artists who want to pursue a similar career?
Work, perseverance, balance, attention and patience.

What’s your dream project?
I would like to make movies.

Check out more work by Sergio Mora here.

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