by Casper Johansson in New Illustration on Monday 29 October 2007

Working out of Barcelona, Spain, Oscar Gimenez was almost genetically forced to be an illustrator. Both his father and uncle were graphic designers and worked at home, so he grew up surrounded by ink and paint, photo lithographs and tight deadlines. Although he had always loved drawing, he initially refused to follow their steps and went on search for a life of stability and fresh air. However, as he notes, ‘after trying many other unfulfilling jobs and becoming a frustrated artist, I finally decided to follow the call of the blood. No regrets since’. [see also the work of Barcelona based illustrator, Alex Trochut]