The Year of The Dog. February 2018. Created as a promotion piece. 2018 is the year of the Earth Dog in the Chinese Zodiac. Some of their qualities: persistent, attentive, communicative, with good fortune in wealth. Serious and responsible in work, although sometimes stubborn.
EL SALVADOR / USA - LOS DIEZ
Juan Antonio Angel Ramirez
The Shape Syndicate
FAUSTO. December 2017. Composition based on the characters from the silent movie “Faust” (1926) directed by F. W. Murnau and based on Goethe’s book.
Presented as part of the Character Walk at Pictoplasma Berlin 2018 Festival.
MÉXICO / LOS DIEZ
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. May 2018. Published as a deluxe edition by Easton Press.
Papua Brittany. June 2018. This is an image for a fictional back story on the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller. Apparently there was an intern part of the expedition named Brittany. No one knew what happened to her and she was forgotten by time until now.
CUBA / USA
Mad Rush. October 2017. Art work made for self promotion.
PERÚ / USA
The End of Evil. February 2018. Illustration accompanying a riveting essay detailing Ted Bundy's murder spree, capture, and time in prison by Sarah Marshall.
Publication : The Believer Magazine
Dilemma. January 2018. Illustrations based on the Song of the Selkie; a short story by Gina Ochsner. An interpretation of the character's emotions through dreamlike environments.
COSTA RICA / USA
Daniel Castro Maia
California College of the Arts
Cidade de Deus. March 2017. Large-scale poster of the Brazilian film City of God - a story about how Cidade de Deus, a community built in the 60s in Rio de Janeiro came to be one the most dangerous places in the country. It depicts a life of crime, and the lives of those unfortunately caught in its path. The project demanded judicious use of color, so this piece was done in black and white on scratchboard, and then digitallly colored.
BRAZIL / USA - LOS DIEZ
Eduardo Corral a.k.a. TLaloC
MICA Maryland Institute College of Art
LA COMPAÑÍA (THE COMPANY). 2018. A depiction of La Compañía from Jorge Luis Borges story La Biblioteca de Babel This illustration is part of a series based on his book Ficciones created with the singular aesthetics of Elgreen Project; a personal ongoing world built through anthropomorphic characters with the qualities of an object.
MÉXICO / LOS DIEZ
Apps No Longer Seduce. Social networks stopped being magnets to attract investment capital. Now, funds seek profitability in nascent industries, such as artificial intelligence. Revista Expansión Publicación p.54 Marzo 2017 CDMX - Grupo Expansión 'Las apps ya no seducen' Sección: Futuro
MÉXICO / LOS DIEZ
Stuck is a personal piece exploring life progress. The scene visualizes the barrier between where you are now and where you want to be. Tropical and surreal themes play homage to magical realist movements in Latin America.
ECUADOR / USA - LOS DIEZ
#yyoaside is part of a series of illustrations using mix media over a photograph. June 2018. This illustrations shows an innocent interpretation about any kind of situations we can see in the city in our daily life
The Monkey of the Ink. November 2017. Passage of the "Manual of fantastic zoology" by Jorge Luis Borges. This text is about the pleasure that a monkey finds in drinking ink. According to my vision, satisfied pleasure is like a tree that blooms and that is why I represented a calm, peaceful, blooming monkey.
SPAIN / MÉXICO
Dalin & Xiaolin, one of the most famous fairy tales written by Zhang Tianyi in the early 1930s, tells a story about the adventures of ten-year-old twin brothers Dalin and Xiaolin after their parents die. One day they flee from a monster and lose contact with each other. Dalin is adopted by a millionaire and becomes a parasite only fond of eating and doing nothing. At the end he drifts to the island of the Rich Man, where numerous treasures can be found but no food. Dalin dies of hunger on the island in the end because he does not know any practical survival skills. By contrast, Xiaolin works extremely hard and overcomes numerous hardships. He has a good heart and is always ready to help others. As a result, he earns his colleagues’ respect and is able to make a good living.
CHINA / USA
Levy Creative Management
Ada Rogato. November 2017. This image is part of a series of illustrations for a juvenile book called "Extraordinárias", which told the story of extraordinary women who played an important role in shaping Brazilian culture.
Fashion Institute of Technology
The Duty of First Generation Latinos. January 2018. I've come to understand that many first generation kids feel a certain pressure to advance themselves not just for the sake of doing so, but also for the sake of validating their parents' struggle as immigrants.As a first generation child, I wanted to depict this in a subtle way.
Enlightenment. January 2017. Animation about enlightenment through reading.
SPAIN / SWEDEN - LOS DIEZ
Illustration (USA) Inc.
Desire Can Scape. Moments to Make a Wish is an illustrated album that shows the power of wishes. A Boschian vision in which the book can be seen as a triptych: a common city (1), the exhibition of people's wishes (2) and its effects on the reality (3).
SPAIN / MÉXICO
Garden. June 2018. Maybe it feels like life is squeezing every single drop out of me because it needs them to grow a garden.
COLOMBIA / USA
Incesto. March 2017. This piece belongs to a illustration's serie about gender's violence and it's inspired by "LA TETA ASUSTADA"...
Is a movie about a teenager which is raped by her father every night. During a "no sin" carnival, meet a foreigner, and they planed to escape, but she can`t make it, because the father rapes again, and pass midnight, then carnival is over, and escape comes back to be a sin... then she prefers to stay...
CHILE / SPAIN - LOS DIEZ
Sendas Infinitas. October 2017. Selected illustration for a personal picture book project about falling in love, dealing with loss and finding one's path once again.
Los Tres Reyes. June 2018. Personal work regarding the growing intolerance toward immigration in the US via the story of the biblical Magi, also known as 'Los Tres Reyes Magos'.
PUERTO RICO / USA
Delicioso. April 2017. U.S. Post Offices six new 2017 Forever Stamps titled: Delicioso, with art images celebrating Latino food cuisine.
USA / LOS DIEZ
This maze. February 2017. Has been made for the book Exit of the Pastel de Luna publishing house. I´ve been inspired by the story of the whale of Jonah. In addition to the natural route that the wolf must follow to get out, the maze contains characters and details so as not to stop looking inside.
Mujeres Bacanas - Portrait of Serena Williams. This book gathers the biographies of more than a hundred relevant women in different fields, who were sometimes silenced or had to fight hard to make themselves heard simply because they were women.
Lemonade Illustration Agency
Room, 80s, 70s, computer, bedroom, night, dark, paranoid, afraid. Paranoid. November 2017. I was asked to participate reinterpreting a famous album cover, and Black Sabbath "Paranoid" was the chosen one for me. I kept the simple colours from the original design (both: first one and remastered), mainly black and magenta.
Catalina Ramos Jiménez
Paciencia/Patience. April 2018. Disconnection of the around reality and publicity that order us how to live to seek for what we love to do.
COSTA RICA / USA
Let Your Heart Guide You. January 2017. Let your heart guide you is not about being guided by our transitory emotions, but rather being guided by love. It's about trusting our pure intuition and beyond what our eyes can see.
BRAZIL / USA
Won. April 2018. A Korean word that describes the reluctance of someone to let go of an illusion.
COLOMBIA / USA
I created this illustration for the Chilean newspaper Las Últimas Noticias. I had just a few hours to come up with a concept and then make this illustration happen. The article´s topic was: "Getting great ideas while you shower". At that time I was obsessed with Mondrian´s work, so there is something of him in this piece.
Publication : Las Últimas Noticias.
Faded Fatherland. Illustration on argentine poet Jorge Luis Borges. Forever condemned both animal and human to witness in front of the government house, the horse decides to leave the scene so the rider falls. Dignity disappears. An ankle caught in the stirrup shows up the fatal fate: the national hero will be raptured by the force of the beast.
"No one is the fatherland, not even the rider
Who,high at the dawn of an empty square
Rules his steed made of bronze through time
Nor the other ones, looking away from marbles"
ARGENTINA / SPAIN
A serie of Etchings done as a personal project. October 2017. They were inspired by the Colombian Folk music and its stories.
Illustration made using two different traditional techniques: aquatint and etching.
Fatum. April 2014. Illustration painted with my fingers in an Ipad Pro, taking more than 100 hours. The purpose of this illustration is to be printed in high quality (A1 paper size at 300 DPI) and it will be exhibited in art galleries and museums.
Stop The Press; Clean Up Time. June 2017. Reportage series on the final years of a flexographic label printer in Fairfield, NJ. After five decades on press, when the shop goes quiet, the skill and blue collar experience once prevalent in the greater metropolitan area will fade, albeit slowly, as the older middle class retires and a lower waged workforce of the Midwest and overseas dominate manufacturing.
The Spy Still Out in the Cold. July 2018. Illustration about Eric Erickson, a Swedish American born oil executive who served as a spy providing information about German oil fields for the Allies during WWII thanks to his previous connections with German oil businessman and the Nazi Party.
SPAIN / USA
Space Cake. Beer label developed for Rio de Janeiro's brewery 3Cariocas. Space Cake is a New England Ipa with a taste of cake. The idea was to convey the flavour, sweetness and playfulness of a cake, through the world of an 80's, psychedelic spaceman.
Travesías en la ciudad is a short story in form of a poem, about five kids who discover how Mexico City works and lives through its transportation networks. Published in Mexico by Ediciones Castillo. Edited by Rodolfo Fonseca. Written by Ave Barrera
MÉXICO / UK
Ella Lupo, Purple Rain Illustrators
Cinco del Diablo. May 2017. An eclectic mix of Latino references are combined in this poster: a pagan devil masks from Guerrero, México; an Andean color palette from Central America; and an Argentinian rose between the teeth, come together for a family street festival for all.e
CUBA / USA - LOS DIEZ
Fruit Loops. Personal sketchbook page, on sweet routines that help you avoid yourself.