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

Hi, I’m a graphic designer and 2D animator from Budapest, Hungary. I have lived in France until the age of 15, my father is Argentinian and my mother is Hungarian, so I came with an international background, but I’ve always thought it gives me a wider range when experiencing the world. I am currently studying and working as a freelancer. 

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I always try experimenting with new aesthetics, as I am constantly influenced by the changing world around me. Currently, my style could be qualified as colorful, geometric, playful, full of living and moving people and creatures.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I am still using pencil and paper for my initial sketches and ideas, as this is the medium I am the most comfortable with. Then I use them as starting points for my digital illustrations, where I am more focused on the overall atmosphere, and the colors that are needed to achieve it.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I always start with gathering as many images as possible – not only for reference but also for grabbing the mood and spending some time to digest how a word or a concept can be translated into visual ideas. Then I usually draw many versions, even for personal projects, I just like to explore as many options as possible and then choose the one, which would fit the most what I imagine in my mind.  

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

My work is a mixture of lived experience, noticed stories and improvisation. Any day might inspire my work, and often I am only noticing the reason afterwards that leads me to a certain piece. So intuition is also a very important part of the process.

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

Art is very important for me, I consume a lot of it. There are so many talented artists with unique visions and approaches and each one I newly discovered is opening a whole new world in front of me that I get access to. For me, art is an inexhaustible field of excitement, surprise and joy.

7. Where did you study?

I studied animation at Illyés Művészeti Szakképző Akadémia, then graphic design at Budai Rajziskola, and I am currently studying animation at Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I would like to explore many visual fields in future projects and to go with the flow and the experience gathered and meanwhile always try pushing the boundaries.

9. What about in ten?

I really hope I will have a dog by then. 

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

I hope to be able to take part in exciting collaboration on awesome projects. My first goal is to give people a little piece of what art gave me over the years, so it’s a constant give and take.

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

Right now I would say a family recipe which is the Salmon lasagna.

12. Favourite book?

It would be hard to pick only one favourite, but here is my top 3: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Oriental Tales by Marguerite Yourcenar.

13. Favourite genre of music? 

Electronic music, with techno as a favourite. I love how much these genres can express anything without any lyrics just with abstract sounds and noises. I also listen to music as a way of focusing on my work, these rhythms can give me so much energy. 

14. What are your hobbies? 

I started cycling a lot over the last months, I love the feeling of freedom it gives. I also watch a lot of documentaries, I am very interested in the stories people have to tell, I consider myself as a very empathic person. 

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

I always have some weird B-plans in my mind just in case. Currently, my last idea was to be a biohacker. But I will probably have a new idea in a few weeks.