by Angela Sofo in New Art on Friday 7 June 2013

Paris-based graphic designer and artist Nacho Ormaechea contrasts photos by filling the silhouette of ordinary people in urban settings with a dissonant image or illustration, often taken from nature. With his pictures, he tells charming stories that can be interpreted by the viewer and induce moments of introspection. Solitude and reflection are important to Ormachea: he asserts that we need space and distance from all the information invading our lives and feel free to create and express ourselves.