Usually, his artwork is required comprised of flowing and fine black lines, which he has deploys over shocks of color, accenting on clothing, faces, or environments. He uses dramatic gradients of colors and multiple layers that emerge from the images and involvement of the figures. In order to fulfill his vision, he works with etching and uses multiple artistic medium and tools such as pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, and digital art. Artist based in Madrid.
Having made it to the cover of the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, is one of the most influential international illustrators of the last decade according to the well-known 100 Illustrator publication by Taschen.
His work in international advertising is remarkable, working with such agencies MacCann Erikson New York, J. Walter Thompson Singapore, Leo Burnet Beirut, Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai, BBDO Moscow, TBwaA / Chiat / Day Los Angeles or Young and Rubicam Paris. These have produced great campaigns for prestigious brands, among which it is necessary to point out some like Nike USA, Rolex, Victoria’s Secret, Universal Music or Coca-Cola.
Some of these great publicity projects have allowed his illustrations to be present in places as emblematic as the London Underground, Time Square or Marina Bay of Singapore.
In parallel, I have developed his line of personal artistic work. His work speaks of the beauty and sensuality of women through graphics and the elegance of the black line. Despite his short career, Gabriel’s artistic work can be seen in galleries and art around the world such as New York, Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Stockholm or Sydney.
Cover Wall Street Journal or Los Angeles Times, is one of the most influential international illustrators of the last decade according to the renowned publication 100 Illustrator of Taschen.
His work in advertising on an international scale is remarkable, collaborating with agencies such as MacCann Erikson New York, J. Walter Thompson Singapore, Leo Burnet Beirut, Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai, BBDO Moscow, TBwaA / Chiat / Day Los Angeles or Young and Rubicam Paris. He has carried out major campaigns for leading brands, including some such as Nike USA, Rolex, Victoria’s Secret, Universal Music or Coca-Cola.
Some of these major advertising projects have allowed his illustrations to be present in such emblematic places as the London Underground, Time Square or Marina Bay in Singapore.
On the other hand, the artistic work of Gabriel Moreno, despite his short career, can already be seen in galleries and art fairs around the world such as New York, Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Stockholm or Sydney.
“For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible.” Rainer Maria Rilke.
My work emerges from a hypersensitivity to the beauty of the female figure, as an attempt to preserve its essence. Being a highly aesthetic work, and born viscerally, it responds to a need for calming an obsession – a strategy for operating as a “civilized Jean-Baptiste Grenouille,” and a vehicle through which I communicate. My ability to express emotions and concepts is directly proportional to my ability to translate them into the skin of the women I draw.
Woman – her face, her beauty – is treated superficially throughout the history of humanity, her figure exalted and admired like a porcelain vase. My drawing demonstrates delicacy, strength, sensuality or fragility as a value in itself; as a canvas in which all realms, both sensorial and intellectual, manifest my only way of seeing and making sense of the world – through a woman.
Images and ideas need contrast, and by drawing in black and white my visual language is confined to shadow and light. Conceptual contrasts are furthered by subject matter and aesthetic contradictions, expressed in two levels of reading: pencil lines that show beauty and hide fragility, fear, ephemeron, sensuality, and tattoo lines, coursing through the skin of the figure and revealing what its beauty hides.
My creative process begins with simple, easy lines of pencil or pen, or clay modeling, that continuously take shape until they become a female figure. My inspiration and work tools have created a world of urban and contemporary women, living between the roughness of their tattoos and the finesse of their elegant outlines. These lines draw women in black and white, and evolve into colors that cover their skin, conveying sensations that range from seduction to obsession – tattoos that stand out with color amidst white, delicate bodies invoking emptiness.