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David Gomez x Paris Match

July 2, 2012

Totems, amulets, shamans and an exclusive new series of work from the enigmatic photographer, artist and model

  • Text by Satellite Voices

Guest Feature by Ingrid Melano

We met David Gomez in Paris whilst he was over on a job for American Apparel. A photographer, blogger, illustrator and model, currently based in Barcelona, we chatted over paella and chocolate about his passions for photography and art, and how he spends most of his free time looking for the coolest combination of both techniques, producing some pretty stunning outcomes.

Influenced by the drawings of his father, a shoe designer, and having spent his chilhood sketching out fashion, David decided to study and graduated in Fine Art. Early on, he felt the need to explore and experiment new techniques and ways of expression, both on paper and photography. Pure and real.

Inspired by indigenous tribes and mystical cultures, David's photographs draw on his own tribe, friends, lovers, in portraits full of personality with multicoloured masks and geometrical patterns.

The series of drawings on old copies of Paris Match are a Satellite Voices exclusive. Inspired by ornaments from past decades, especially summer rituals in 60s and 70s, totems, amulets and shamans, his illustrations remind us of Latin landscapes populated by fantastical ideas of an artist who has always been attracted to meteor showers, amazons, warriors, bamboo masks and Mexican culture at large.

David Gomez's solo exhibitions have been held in New York at Climate Gallery, at London's East&Arts Club, in Madrid at Fresh Gallery, Valencia's Estai Tactel and in Barcelona at Miscelanea Gallery. His next exhibition will be in Barcelona again... watch this space.

Also check out David's indie stellar radio show, Un Rayo de Sol on VIVA Radio.

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