Ugo Gattoni tells us more about his artworks and his influences in an exclusive interview.
According to me, Ugo Gattoni is one of the most talented up-coming artist of the new generation.
I discovered Ugo’s work recently, through my french representative Lezilus, who decided to represent him too, and showed me his portfolio. I must say that I’m quite impressed by the talent and dedication (it takes a lot to produce such detailed images) of this new comer, and took the opportunity to exchange a few words with this future star of illustration. For me, Ugo is simply the most talented artist I’ve seen in a long long time.
More about Ugo.
Please introduce yourself
I’m a graphic designer and illustrator from Paris and I’m 23 years old. I finished my studies in 2010 at EPSAA and then I began to work as a freelance directly after.
How would you describe your work?
It’s quite difficult to say, my work depend of each command of course but in general I attach a great importance to the finition of the product,
I love working with details, always more and more! I want my work to be poetic but also fun; I try to work in both ways.
Please share with us your working process
In general, for illustrations, I process like that :
After having defined the concept, I do some quick roughs depending of the brief, more for the composition than for the design.
Secondly, when it looks good to the client, I do another rough, which show the design of the illustration, more detailed..
Most of the time I draw with rotring or graphite so I can’t have so much retakes, it’s why I insist on the validation of the rough before I begin the final step!
How does your environment influence your art?
I don’t know, I like simple things like food, tinker… I like the countryside, nature… I like kitsch things like old wallpapers… Love drawing with texture like wood, marble, so yes, I think that it’s influence my art, of course, it’s a part of me
Who are your influences?
I have several influences, it goes from classicals like Dali, Jerome Bosch… to contemporary graphic designers and illustrators like Micah Lidberg, Jonathan Zawada…
It’s important for me to have a look on websites like http://butdoesitfloat.com/ or http://www.septemberindustry.co.uk/…
Those are just some of my references, and You can see that I attach a great importance to graphic design, not just illustration
Any last word?
Have a look on Nobrow’s books, something quite cool is coming soon 🙂