An Interview with Óscar Sanmartín Vargas.
Who and where are you from?
I am 45 years old and I was born in Zaragoza a medium city in the northeast of Spain between Madrid and Barcelona.
How you got into this?
Painting and drawing since childhood. After studying high school I went to an Academy of Fine Arts and started painting oil. After a few years of dedicating myself exclusively to art I began to do film and television works and for a time I participated in television series and some feature film. Later I started working in the publishing world and began to make covers for books and illustrated albums, an activity that I am currently working on together with the design of album covers.
What is your driving force?
I think that drawing and art in general is a game that connects us with the mysterious. It is a way to get in touch with a part of us that normally remains hidden but is able to surface when you work. Those are the two components that move my way of working, the game and the mysterious.
What kind of work you do and why?
I spent a lot of time drawing and painting oil but over the years it seemed monotonous and predictable and solitary, so I began to explore other areas such as cinema or illustration. I also found it interesting to jump to the volume building dioramas and miniature sets. At the moment I am dedicated to the illustration of books and the design of covers of music albums.
For more of Óscar Sanmartín Vargas Check the links below:
Website :- www.oscarsanmartin.com
Instagram :- www.instagram.com/oscarsanmartinvargas
Facebook :- www.facebook.com/oscar.sanmartinvargas
Tumblr :- twitter.com/SanmartinVargas
Vimeo :- www.vimeo.com/oscarsanmartin
Domestika :- www.domestika.org/es/oscar_sanmartin
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