CURRO SUÁREZ (Barcelona, Spain, 1973)
Suárez has worked in advertising in Madrid since 1997. As an illustrator, he has created projects for Madrid Me Gusta (promotion of tourism and nightlife), BBVA, Mahou brewers, Coca-Cola and Vodafone, and he has also made forays into children’s illustration, television, music (for the band His Majesty the King, image of the Neu! Club, etc.), restaurant décor and other fields. He has illustrated covers for Visual magazine and the Club de Creativos newsletter and participated in several group exhibitions in Madrid.
He finds nature and the city equally inspiring, and his references include many different modern and contemporary legends like Chagall, Savignac and Jim Flora, the aesthetic and music of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, ethnic art, Charley Harper, Richard Scarry, Quentin Blake, Blue Note Records, Hatch Show Print and more, while always keeping an eye on the latest trends.
Suárez’s work is lively and colourful, exhibiting a preference for line drawing and a passion for architecture. When he turns away from inanimate structures to amuse himself with individuals or animals, his Eastern and Western sources of inspiration are always blended in a surrealistic atmosphere.