Featured Artist: Gil Guerra
Gil Guerra aka LIGONE was born in the coastal city of Setúbal in 1985, among fishes and fishermen.
Soon he started scrabling and drawing, stumbling on graffiti at the age of 13 and on street art at the age of 18, inspired by the posters, stickers and stencils of Lisbon and Barcelona. In 2006 his vespa scooter took him to the city of Caldas da Rainha to study Graphic Design.
Thirsty for more knowledge, he packed his stuff and flew to Budapest, to experience an ERASMUS program. In this city, also by the riverside, he came in contact with different tools and techniques to improve his work – photography, animation, and silkscreen print. After his return he concluded his Degree, that was when he found a new challenge, again far from his home town, by the sea.
Without thinking twice he packed his things and left for a new life in Gent where he stayed for 6 months. There he had the opportunity to work with Glossy, one of the most well known studios of design in Belgium doing an internship. Lately he has been collaborating with the Artistic Collective Gentuza, from Gent, what has revealed to be an enriching experience. In his imaginary world of little stylized creatures, the challenge is now to explore different materials, techniques and platforms. Words by Sandra Faustino.
Gil Guerra has recently participated in the first Fiend Projects Art Festival, at Designcenter de Winkelhaak where he has a new collection of screen prints on display. Don’t miss your chance to check out his work & many of the other artists involved – including the Inkygoodness Shape/Shift exhibition! The evcnt which launched earlier this month ends on Saturday 28th January. More information here: http://www.fiendprojects.com. In the press: Inkygoodness feature on Computer Arts blog.