High Artist Spotlight: Iris Lopez

Iris López is an artist from Barcelona, Spain. She studied a Fine Arts Degree and an Illustration degree. She has a Master in Arts Teaching too. Currently she is working as an Illustration teacher and freelance illustrator. She is developing some personal projects, illustrated albums to be published around the next year. At the same time, she is working on some private commissions.

She usually works with digital medias, sometimes she mixes with traditional medias. She loves working on different supports, paper, canvas, wood and paint with acrylics, oils, colored pencils...

She likes to create mystery ambience in her illustrations. Sometimes with dark colors and others she feels the need to work with brighter or even pastel colors, but always trying to maintain that “something” creepy in some way. The aesthetic is something important in an image, but the story behind the lines, the colors and the lightings is very important too. Is for that reason that she puts a lot of details in all her creations.

We recently asked Iris some questions about her inspirations:

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Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?

A: "Watching films, reading books, walks, nature..."

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Q: Why do you do what you do?

A: "Because I love it and it makes me happy"

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Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?

A: "Pop surrealism"

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Q: What role does an artist have in society?

A: "To teach, to make people think about important subjects, to open people eyes and minds..."

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Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?

A: "To make people think and feel things with the art that I create, even if this emotions, thoughts or feelings are not pleasant. "

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Q: What advice would you give your younger self?

A: "Do what makes you happy, draw everyday (as you always did), don't listen those who say "art is not important in life or don't lose your time with this things" and above all fight for your dreams and do everything you can to make them true."

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