For the second year, Pablo Amargo has been selected for the exhibition which is held every year in late December in New York with the best graphics works of 2014.
This year the works presented at the New York Society of Illustrators correspond to the collection of illustrations made for The New Yorker (1) and the poster for the "Paris Quartie D'été" (2).
This poster was also selected for HOW's International Design 2014 recognizing graphical excellence on a global scale and also received the Motiva Award 2014.
New interview to Pablo Amargo for "Viernes", the cultural supplement of La Segunda in Chile.
"Sometimes I feel that I don't hit with my idea, I discover that I could do it in a different way or better (....). Often, once I had sent my work, I keep changing things on my own. There is no end, never ends".
"I asume there isn't such a thing as an easy illustration or minor one. For me all the assigments have the same importance. To me, a local client from my city, Oviedo, is the same than an international asigment from the New Yorker magazine. I never take into consideration so much the pay is, or so few the time is, so fast I 'm going be".
Only in spanish here
Amargo collaborates for El Pais Semanal newspaper in alternate Sundays illustrating the Javier Cercas opinion articles in the section "Groping in the dark".
You can see a selection of his illustrations in this site in the section "Press/Magazines"(1).
New recognition for the poster design by Amargo for "Paris, Quartier D´été 2014". HOW´s International Design recognizes excellence on a global scale.
"Paris. Quartier D'été" is one of the most important events of the summer in the city of Paris. From mid-July to early August, theater has a large presence in the French capital with performances intended for all audiences.
The organization of Quartier D'été entrusted the image and design Festival 2014 to Pablo Amargo.
You can see more pictures of the various urban media here.
How does he go about his work and what considerations are important in the way it is done?
My images have to do with my own understanding of the world. I think that reality and fantasy represent opposite extremes, and I try to avoid extremes. I try to avoid reality because I consider it redundant, since we are already immersed on it and so, reflecting it only underlines it. I'm even less interested in fantasy because, at least to me, it appears as an easy way. Then, between fantasy and reality we have imagination, which, to me, it's the link which connect logically both worlds, fantasy and reality.
So, imagination it´s a kind of door that intermediates both worlds from intelligence, and to me makes all the sense of what creative work should be: as an author I must work to produce an idea able to slide between the fantasy/reality spaces, and in doing so including the spectator who is active part in this creative process.
A second aspect it´s equally important for me: the image must have high aesthetic value. I avoid by all means clichés or any image that consciously may emulate them. I prefer, step by step, to create my own creative resources learning from directly observing the physical world. I mean, I don´t care the way other illustrators may have done, for example, the hands of a character, instead I study the way real hands are and draw them in my own way. I also try hard for my illustrations being complete in all levels: composition, space, balance...
You can read more here.
Pablo Amargo will be in the 28th International Book Fair in Santiago de Chile.
-On Saturday 29th of November, Pablo Amargo will give a conference about his work and professional career in the Cultural Center La Providencia at 15.00 hours.
-On Sunday 30th of November, Pablo Amargo will be in Plop! Gallery, a space dedicate to illustration, comic and graphics in an informal meeting with Chilean illustrators at 15.00 hours.
Galería Plop Galería, Calle Merded 349, nº 7 Barrio Lastarria. Santiago de Chile.
-On Monday 1th of December, Pablo Amargo will speak with "Ojo de Tinta" team about his work and career. Sala Themo at 18.00 hours.
New poster by Pablo Amargo for Canarias Island "Yards with Rhyme". Differents poets and other artists will perform in some old yards, in the historic neighborhood of Vegueta, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Island.
You can see other version here.
Award in the category of Illustration applied to publications for the collection of illustrations made for The New Yorker Magazine. You can see differents collections of illustrations made by Amargo for this magazine here.
Pablo Amargo has received the Bronze Award in the ÑH Awards to the illustrations made for the Suplement ES (section Sí Puedes) of La Vanguardia Newspaper. These awards, organized by The Spanish Chapter of the Society of Newspapers Design (SNDE), recognize the best works of Newspapers Graphic Design made in Spain and Portugal.
You can see some illustrations in this web site.
New collection of illustrations by Pablo Amargo for The New Yorker. This magazine focuses on the cultural aspects of the city of New York, also publishes stories, essays, literature, politics, film and theater critic.
For decades there has also been a reference in the field of illustration, allowing for a huge variety of voices of a great quality and timeliness.
The Spot Series is a collection of illustrations only issue that must be linked, characterized by wit, simplicity and subtlety, and appear scattered throughout the magazine.
Pablo Amargo works every Saturday in the ES supplement of La Vanguardia since its opening seven years ago. Amargo illustrates the article by Ramiro Calle.
If you want to see the new images published in La Vanguardia click here.