Pilar Berrio


what is your name?

Pilar Berrío

how would you describe what you do?

Like a bunch of feelings, sensations, dreams and memories put together on a surface.

what are you currently working on?

I’m working on an illustration for a musician and teaching Illustration in college.

what has had the greatest influence on your work?

European comics and illustration, art nouveau, Asian art, horror movies, B-movies, animation, and all kinds of weird things.

what is the greatest misconception about you or your work?

Some people have told me that I do children’s illustration, maybe for the line or the color, but they certainly are not for children.

what do you see as the main strengths and weaknesses of the medium you work in?

Strength, you can virtually do whatever you may imagine; weakness, there are many people who thinks that what we do as artists is not important.
how has technology impacted upon the work you do?

We are all impacted by technology, with the use of software, you can create images and effects in half the time that you can with an analog technique. And of course conceptually, now we have access to many people’s work and thoughts.

what’s the greatest piece of advice you would like to pass on?

Keep your mind open.

where can we find you online?

www.pilarberrio.com

http://pilarillustration.blogspot.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilarberrio/

what are you reading at the moment?

The prison of liberty by Michael Ende

what are you listening to at the moment?

Fever Ray

anything else we should know?

I have a green attitude and always try to pass it on.

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