It's rare to see something genuinely fresh in a medium with as long a history as illustration, but Andréas Lozano's charming mix of isometric perspective and hand-fashioned pencil work is quite unlike other artists – and his work in other forms is just as appealing too.
DA: Sum up your style in 5 words.
AB: "Colourful, cinematic, line-based, narrative, detailed."
DA: Who or what is your biggest influence and why?
AB: "I would say George Remí (also know as Hergé) creator of the comic series Tintín. It was my first contact with illustration and comics. He is one of the greatest artists of the last century."
DA: Who's the artist working today you admire most?
AB: "Chris Ware."
DA: Tell us a bit about your creative process.
AB: "Even though I work digitally I always need to start sketching on paper. I keep many sketchbooks, so I choose one and start making thumbnails of different ideas and compositions. When I find one that I like I start working on it digitally."
DA: What music do you like to work to?
AB: "Any kind of music. I like changing style and genre constantly, so I can go from A$AP Ferg to Benny Goodman in a second. Right now I’m listening to Tame Impala’s and Mac Demarco’s latest albums."
DA: What are your favourite tools and what do they bring to your work?
AB: "If I had to choose a tool it would be Adobe Photoshop. Maybe it is not as romantic as a brush or a nib pen, but it’s definitely the tool I use and has shaped my style and way of working the most. On the other hand, I try to use other tools (digital or traditional) to experiment and get unexpected results."
What's the one thing you couldn't live without as an artist?
AB: "Clients. I love working on personal projects and I try to do it as much as I can, but working with clients is what really gets me going. Talking with them, getting a brief and ultimately offering something as personal as an illustration to satisfy someone’s needs makes me really happy."
DA: What's inspiring you most recently?
AB: "I’ve just moved to London and the last few days have been frenetic but I’m sure being in such a dynamic city will influence me a lot."
DA: What are you working on right now?
AB: "A poster, a few editorial pieces and three children’s books."
DA: How would you like to develop your practice in the future?
AB: "I would like to focus more on personal projects and have more time to experiment with new ways of working."