Spanish illustrator Carlos Arrojo has worked for various commercial projects for magazines, brands, restaurants, casinos, publications and events. This tells tales of his talent, but, like always, we are not looking on that. We’ll be focusing on his personal works.
He creates his art with physical tools, such as water colour or gauche, as well as digitally, which is a rare combination these days.
His characteristic style is filled up negative space, or scarce use of the same, somewhat akin to M.C. Escher’s continuous division of plane.
Continuous space means that all the elements are explicitly connected. This also implicitly communicates a relationship between the elements. Take ‘Gramophone Jazz’ for example- the pianist, the cellist, the saxophonist, and the singer all comprising the gramophone, as it is, and, in effect, they’re being wound up by the trumpet player.
Another thing that reflects in his works is his love for curves, curls and waves. These are visible in other works, but the compositions in ‘Africa’, are formed of and filled with curves and curls.
In ‘Birds and Landscapes‘, waves and lines are so heavily and beautifully used that textures and shapes have been stunningly brought out by their modulations.
Combination of all of this means that Arrojo’s art is inspiringly and intelligently beautiful.
Artist: Carlos Arrojo
Artist’s Site: www.carlosarrojo.com
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