Karen Gutierrez is a Mexican artist I interviewed.
I don’t know Karen Gutierrez on a personal level.
I know that sometimes she likes some of the articles on this blog, so she has good taste 😉
I checked her pictures on Facebook, and I saw that she is a dark-hair-super-cute-spanish-speaking girl, which you know is exactly my kind of girl (don’t you?).
She is a talented artist, and looking at her art, I know that she has to be delicate, cool, and clever.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
My name is Karen Gutiérrez, I am 22 years old and I am artist & visual designer. I am currently conceptualizing and producing my own brand of art & design called ‘Littlest things’, a project that will conclude my studies of visual design at the Faculty of fine arts of the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico. I’m also finishing a lithographic project of six illustrations which bears the name ‘Cults’. I consider culture and sensitivity as means of expression. I like to travel and write.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
Photography is a third eye that gives you sensitivity and allows you to immortalize scenes, when illustration is a way to enlighten and expression less complex than speech. My work captures the scenic illustration through the formal technique shriveled. I make portraits of animals and people with a definite expression. Textile design is also a way of expressing myself through textures forms and sensations while illustrating cloth with threads.
PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
It all starts by the constant need of visually explore the art of life. I do not have a specific drawing place where I need to feel comfortable with my paper and pen, and I wait for the work to begin to take life to decide if it will need colors or not. Putting lines and points together in order to create something is what I value and I like to do the most.
HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?
Back to the age of enlightenment, the ashurados and not the scientific view of things to give them an expressive sense. I draw everything from faces’ expressions to animals (and their wonderful fur), to objects, movements, and scenes, but constantly search the best way to infuse life in each and every illustration.
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
Works that allows me to understand the artist’s life inspire me and leave me with a sense of great personal courage. The gestures of Egon Schiele, the impressionism of Monet (to name a few), but also the traditional and instinctive crafts developed by people of different cultures from around the world, who use basic shapes in order to create a visual culture are part of my personal influences.
ANY LAST WORD?
Illustration can be applied to any medium, from a t-shirt to a stamp to the cover of a book. The important aspect for me is what the final result will transmit.