1. What’s your story? Where are you from?
My name is Mariano Ramon and I am from Spain, I started in 3D doing architectural visualization, but suddenly one day I began to see works of people using Serial Cut, Aixsponza, etc. and I realized that in 3d, more things could be done apart of buildings, so I started trying and experiencing new things.
2. Tell us about your aesthetic?
You could say that I do not have a proper aesthetic. I speak obviously from the point of view of personal projects where I simply do what I want, it also depends a lot on my mood at that moment. Logically the approach changes when it comes to commissions, which I usually adapt to what the client asks me to do.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?
Obviously the digital and more specifically the 3D that is where I feel most comfortable, but I also like photography a lot. I spend many hours looking at photography, it is a medium that I love, and from the point of view of the software, I do not care and just use the tools I think can help me to do more with what I am looking for and help me achieve the result that I want.
4. What is your artistic process like?
In my personal projects, I don’t have a defined process. I usually open a new file and start testing things until I get a result that I normally like to collect everything that has worked for me before and discard it! I start from scratch and try to leave my comfort zone, for me, this is vital because if I do not feel that I will always get the same result but on other occasions, I start from a preconceived idea but I almost never give birth to sketches. When I work for a client, it is different as I usually see the briefing and from there I usually contribute some ideas. Sometimes, the client accepts them and sometimes not but I like to leave a small personal lord in all projects.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?
Anything, a photograph, if I go for a walk and see something that catches my attention, in short everything.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?
Art is part of my life, not because what I do is art because I do not consider myself an artist. I simply believe that I have found the perfect element to develop my creativity, such as the musician who writes songs or the photographer who spends the day shooting his camera. It affects me personally, especially in the way I observe the things that happen around me.
7. Where did you study?
My academic training has nothing to do with design, since I studied writing and developing architectural projects, in design as almost everything in life.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Puff I don’t know, life changes as fast as Forrest Gump said, life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to touch.
9. What about in ten?
If I don’t know in five in ten less yet.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?
Nothing just have fun doing something that I love and if I can make a living with that then great, for me it is very important to work and live doing something you really like.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?
I like simple things, like potatoes with scrambled eggs.
12. Favourite book?
There are many books that I like, but a book that made me see things differently is The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson.
13. Favourite genre of music?
I don’t have to love all music, in general, I listen to everything from flamenco with Camaron to indie music I love Arcade Fire, Father John Misty, Arctic Monkeys, and the classic Led Zeppelin, Doors, Scott Walker. Music is very important in my life and one of my best sources of inspiration.
14. What are your hobbies?
I love music, the cinema, to practice sport but above all what I like most is to be with my two children.
15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
I don’t know, I would have liked to be so many things…