@aliciarihko

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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Well, I’m a Spanish girl, with Native-American roots. I have always felt more connected with America than Spain, and I think It’s because I spent part of my childhood there.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

A mix of comic book illustrations, and carefully photographed scenes. At times sexual.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I work with a graphic tablet. I love to do digital works, It helps me to get an idea quickly. I can improvise much more, and change colors and lines If I don’t like the result, more easily. But I recognize that working with brushes, is much more relaxing for me, digital work doesn’t give me that feeling.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Most of the time I have several compositions in my mind, I just need to have that click that makes everything work. Usually, before I do it, I’ve already developed it in my head for a couple of days.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

My work has a lot to do with my daily life, and my youth… I am always influenced by music, and all the images that I see everyday. From the color of a garment, to a few lines in a painting, some lyrics from a song I’ve discovered recently, to movie scenes.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Well, I remember seeing my grandfather doing authentic wonderful pieces of art when I was little. Watch him work closely aroused my curiosity toward this. I couldn’t tell you how it change the way I see the world, but It definitely helps me to express my emotions. It’s a therapy.

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7. Where did you study?

I studied Fashion, in a small school of Seville. I also did a Fashion Illustration course, but I haven’t studied anything related to fine arts. In this area I have developed more in fashion, patterns, sewing, and design.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?

I have no idea, in just one year things have changed a lot for me. I would like to work in these two areas, illustration and fashion.

9. What about in ten?

I would tell you the same thing, and traveling much more.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I like to generate intrigue, sometimes provoke, but I also want the person who see it, feel more freedom.

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

I love the pasta with tomato, cheese, and pesto.

12. Favourite book?

I like a lot Rayuela – Julio Cortázar

13. Favourite genre of music?

Alternative rock, r&b, and rap.

14. What are your hobbies?

Photography and collages. Also, restoration of furniture.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

A ballerina, I am passionate about the world of dance.

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