"Not so long ago, related to the books I illustrated, I was asked in an interview about if when I do illustrate then I assume an opinion or a narrative role. That´s the way with interviews, some questions happen provoke a remark about otherwise assumed issues. With this one in particular I wondered myself ¿why should be my opinion important?. I think I should not limit myself to voice my opinion, I want better to trigger the public opinion. In a way, an illustrator should create literature from the text literature".
Illustration 329 for La Vanguardia Newspaper.
Illustration for NYT literary criticism of the book entitled "Carthage" written by Joyce Carol Oates. The book is about the desolation and pain by a loved one disappearance.
"Oates shows how perilous it is to assign guilt, how hard it is to draw the line between victim and perpetrator, and how necessary it is to forgive, in a blurred moral landscape in which every crime, on the battlefield or on the home front, is a crime of conscience".
Illustration for Jot Down Magazine, publication dedicated to contemporary culture. The back cover of the latest issues of Jot Down is reserved exclusively to an advertisement for the Thyssen Bornemisza. Its uniqueness is that it dispenses Photography, giving prominence to the Illustration. The January 2014 issue is performed by Pablo Amargo. In the process there have been two different proposals. Next week we will publish the second one proposed by Amargo.
"Houses on the River. (The old town)" Egon Schiele 1914.
The Gran Canaria Island Library hosts until February 7, a selection of work by Pablo Amargo (0). The vast majority of these pieces were previously exposed in Kiev, in the retrospective exhibition of Amargo "Quiet Game" (1). This exhibition is part of the inauguration of the Island Library and serves as a culmination of the Illustrated Weekly of December.
Cover illustrated by Pablo Amargo for the book "Practical wisdom" published by Librosdevanguardia Editions. This book collects the best articles written by Ramiro Calle in the "Si puedes" section.
For seven years Amargo performs weekly illustration "Si puedes". You'll find a selection of his artwork for La Vanguardia here.
Because of this cover we publish here (only spanish)a recent interview with Pablo Amargo by Francesca Pannone Academy of Fine Arts of Naples, on the design and completion of book covers.
Pablo Amargo started to collaborate with El País Semanal last October. El País Semanal has updated its graphic design, starting a new era. In words of Oscar Germade, responsible for the change: " the critical role of design is recovered ". Amargo is incorporated into this new phase in the section written by Javier Cercas "Groping in the dark".
On next Friday December 20th at 19.00, it will take place the forum debate entitled "Why illustrating a book?" in the Madrid, Cultural Center Conde Duque.
Speakers: Pablo Amargo (Illustrator), Virginia Collera (journalist in El País) Pablo Nunez (SM Editions Art Director) Ana Pez (Illustrator), Kike de la Rubia (moderator).
Pablo Amargo have been selected for the New York Society of Illustrators (1).
Three Amargo´s Illustrations have been selected. One of them made for Boston Globe´s G Health Magazine about Alzheimer illness and two posters entitled "Erotic tales" and "Children's story time" made for Gran Canary Island´s Cabildo.
The "Weekly Illustrated" opens in the capital of the Canary Islands.
The five-day conference on the current landscape of the Illustration is made, it will show the way to work in the press, in the illustration of books and picture books, management and promotion of the work of illustrator. It will also feature a panel discussion which will discuss about the three new models of publication of illustrated books, traditional publishing, the new digital editing and self editing.
Speakers : Carlos Ortín, Sonia Pulido, Javier Zabala, Elias Taño, Elisa Arguilé, Raul Vacas, Pablo Albo, SinPretensiones Editorial, Editorial Minos, Editorial Nordica.
Pablo Amargo close the "Weekly Illustrated" the Friday 13th as the finale to the conference.
Place: Insular New Library of Gran Canary
Period: From 9 to 12 December 2013