Ernesto Artillo is an artist, photographer and art director based in Madrid, who has interested me with his collages that combine fashion, texture, photography and paint. His work has a strong focus on aesthetics and colour, as well as drawing attention to the subject and emotion.
Examples of his work:
These combine fashion photography with collages using distorted image and fabric. I love the sense of movement, the clever manipulation of the fabric – blending the subjects with the material and showing a relationship between the two. I’m also interested in added colour to my work based on fabric and these show how it can affect the aesthetic of a piece to become more visually stimulating.
I have ideas for using my own images of fabric/clothing/subjects to create collages- that aren’t random and unpredictable- but are thought out and carefully organised like the ones above. These can then be painting in ways that fully show my interests.