Ricardo Fumanal (Madrid, Spain)

This illustrator and graphic artist is ready to set the fashion world on fire

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Taking current or established images from the internet, fashion magazines and films, Huesca-born Ricardo Fumanal uses his imagination to transform his finds beyond all recognition. With commercial work for YSL and Mango, and depictions of the presidential campaigns for Leer already under his belt, his surreal images veer from fashion-based illustration to more political works.

Q&A

What's
...your work all about?
They're new versions of found images that employ different drawing techniques.

...the one piece of work you wish you'd created?
The Garden of the Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.

...the world coming to?
A black hole.

....the best piece of advice you've ever heard?
Kill them with kindness...

..the most important thing for an artist to remember?
To be organized and structured. I absolutely need that!

... the most inspiring thing you've ever seen?
Inspiration can appear everywhere. I love films like Opening Night by John Cassavetes or The Mirror by Andrei Tarkovsky.

...the cleverest thing you've ever done?
Move to London.

...the stupidest thing you've ever done?
Start to smoke.

...next?
I'm preparing an illustrations series for the S/S 2010 collection of Lou Dalton, while trying to finish off the recent collaborations with the magazines Wallpaper, Nylon Guys, Madame Figaro. I also have a group show in Madrid.

...the point?
Calm.
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