We asked one of our latest recruits Patricio Oliver to tell us a bit more about his wonderful work and creativity…
When did you first discover your creative talents?
When I was about 5 years old while leafing through some art books that my mother used to have. I fell in love with some Bosch pictures. I’ve tried to copy some of the characters that appeared in The Garden of Earthy Delights.
What or who inspires you?
UF so many things and people! Literature, Music, Movies, classic illustrators, folk, different cultures. Im like a sponge.
I always need to find new info about something. I cant help it! I just need to investigate, look for strange references, symbols, graphics, ceremonies. customs. I love old movies, classic horror and bizarre directors from Europe and Asia. Italian and french horror is just amazing! Im also a huge fan of the victorian and Edwardian customs and clothing. Im a bit time displaced when it comes to references and I love to mix all!
Which artists do you admire?
Most are related to illustration or comics. ( Charley Harper, Edward Gorey, Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, Mike Mignola, Mary Blair, Bruce Tim, Battaglia, Eyvind Earle, Tezuka, The Provensen, Tartakovsky, Mc Craken uf and many many more!).
What do you do to get past creative blocks?
I search for old movies to watch or old cartoons, or I try to find some old cartoonist or artists I’ve never heard about before, or I buy chocolate and watch cartoons.
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Chaotic, childish, passionate, stubborn, curious.
See more of Patricio’s work in his portfolio.