There's just something about Buenos Aires, there are always amazing collagists to be found--and Molokid is no exception! His work is graphic and textural, but it doesn't go over the top and it pays clear attention to white space. So great!
Describe your work in 10 words or less.
Ten Words? That's not easy. I make totally nonsense handmade collages with vintage magazines that which, once they are ready, reflect my mood and unconsciousness at the moment. It's all about finding freedom in the paper. Improvisation!
What do you like to work with (magazines, photographs, vintage)? Be specific!
I love working with vintage magazines, different papers, second-hand books that I find in flea markets. Most of them are about anatomy, photography, or how to repair televisions. I can spend hours and hours looking for the right stuff. It's very important to me to find interesting images to work with. When I look at the magazines I can start imagining how new collages will be.
How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?
Actually, I think I started getting to know the collage
technique through some university subjects, like Morphology.
Our teachers always taught us the advantages of working
with "real" materials and staying away from the computer a
Then, for some kind of inner curiosity in me, I started making collages for fun, and uploading them in different blogs. It is very relaxing! It's like therapy (but much cheaper).
Are you solely an artist, or do you work in another profession?
I'm a Graphic Designer for a TV Channel, here in Argentina. I work in a group in which we make all off-air material, and we create the whole image for some programs. And I'm also a lomographer! I LOVE lomo cammeras!
Do you have any formal art training?
I'm a graphic design graduate from the University of Buenos Aires.
Explain your favourite techniques.
I don't think I have a "favourite" technique. I think mixing techniques makes it more interesting.
Describe your favourite piece ever created.
I would rather think I haven't created it yet! Thinking this way makes me improve day after day, trying new materials and techniques.
What other artists do you admire?
I admire every single person who tries to accomplish a dream, no matter what. I admire people who find ways to express themselves.