Today we’d like to introduce you to Cristiano Suarez.
Cristiano, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was born and raised in a city in the interior of Alagoas, a very small and simple city in a Brazilian state, today I live in Maceio, Brazil, a city with beautiful beaches and sun every day in a year. I’ve always been attracted to old things, especially because everything I was consuming came a decade or so late. Movies, music, and comics especially. I’ve always been induced to draw, I have aunts who are plastic artists and we have other artists in my family, so this opening happened normally. I have a degree in Advertising and Advertising, and I have worked with the illustration for the field of advertising quite frequently over the last few years around the world. My influence came initially from rock’n’roll, rockabilly, noir movies and cult movies (sci-fi, horror, action movies 60s, 70s and 80s), kitsch, kustom kulture, comics, psychedelic art and more. In the U.S., I’ve already exhibited at Galerie F in Chicago, C2E2, I’ve done materials for rockabilly festivals in New Mexico and South Carolina, SyFy Channel as well as numerous punks and stoner rock bands, especially from California. I have done work for over 25 different countries and recently, I have also worked with Absolut Vodka from Dubai, this work was specially selected by Lürzer’s Archive – 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2018 – 2019, and today I am among the 200 best by Lürzer’s Archive Magazine.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
In general, I love making art and I love to consume art, and I can not imagine living without it, it’s simply my fuel!!!
Currently, I have worked with art for the advertising market with rock bands, beers, wines, magazines, and many other professionals. I also do copywriting artworks. My artistic influence comes from the universe of American pop culture. Basically, the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s eras. Movies, music, and comics. Cult horror movies, sci-fi, and action. I have a lot of influence in comic books like Heavy Metal Magazine, there are some of the best artists, including Jack Kirby, Milo Manara, Moebiu, Philippe Druillet and many others that I love.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
Today with the internet, it is much easier for an artist to work. I currently work with people from all over the world and I have done work for over 25 different countries. I live in a city of a little more than one million inhabitants, but with many problems, like most Brazilian cities, I miss more people who consume art, since most of my contacts and friends are in other countries. I believe that a city like Chicago exists countless opportunities in the art market, it is a city that seems to be fantastic, although it has never gone, But I intend to go one day and contribute a little with my art, it would be wonderful to be able to work in the city of Chicago.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Especially working with me, the client always works together with the artist and that’s great! I love making partnerships and I need to visit Chicago and LA, where I have some friends, I’m open to partnerships! But you can know more about my work, accessing my pages on Instagram (instagram.com/cristianoSsarez), my Facebook (facebook.com/CristianoSuarezArtwork) and my Behance page (behance.com/cristianosuarez).
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/cristianossuarez
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CristianoSuarezArtwork
- Other: https://behance.net/cristianosuarez