Which is your nationality?
Where are you currently living?
I’m currently living in Colegiales, a beautiful neighborhood in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
How would you define at your work?
I’m passionate about design and illustration. I’m sort of catholic in my work process. I draw with pencil, pen, over any paper, which then I scan and pass through photoshop, illustrator; or maybe I just make something with wood, I paint it, stick it, glue it, take a pic and download it into my computer. I use Epoxy putty, I have many things that I collect and then gather with others. I get bored if I’m always doing the same or working with just one method, therefore I experiment with another technics: digital, collage, assembly, sculptures, painting, pencils. I’m in constant search.
Key moments in your professional career:
i don’t think I have professional milestones. Though there are nice works that I’m very thankful for having the chance to do them: the cover of Monoblock’s notebooks; the things I’m currently doing with my wife Ana for our brand Nuevas Ganas, and opening also with her, our store La Dominga. Working with my friend Macu, who lives in Mexico, doing illustrations for her clothes. I illustrated the cover for “Caidos del Mapa 1”, when all the series were redesigned (the previous one was done by Caloi, a genius). I was lucky to being able to create the pet for the “Juegos Macabeos Panamericanos 2007”. Being part of Wachi’s group, where we’ve created the "wachi fichuz". Two individual exhibitions, one in the Centro Cultural San Martin, and another one at the Diente de Oro. Every project I do feels special because I feel like I’m starting over, and each one of them is a new step in my career.
Where can we find your work? (publications, exhibitions, products, etc.)
My wife and I opened a store where we sell really cool objects, including the ones from Monoblock, and my artwork. It’s called La Dominga Cosas, and you can check it at http://www.facebook.com/ladominga. To see my illustration’s portfolio, go to http://www.flickr.com/pablogamba
What inspires you?
It depends on the timing, and wether I’m doing something for pure pleasure or for the project I have to do. A stick of wood I find on the street, an animal, weird faces at the street, I’m very observant. I really like old toys, characters from my childhood. All the information I could store during my whole life, not only during University, one way or another, appears in my creations. When I studied Art History, I was amazed by Dadaism movement. Morphology was a subject at the University, that left a mark in my art, including that I have taught it for 6 years. I’ve learnt a lot about colours and materials; some projects included working with old wood, or oxidized materials, and compound with them. That’s something I keep, because wood is a noble material, and if it’s old it has a special character, it has history.
A song: A couple of months ago, my daughter Clara was born and I have all the time in my head “Cancion de Titeres” by Maria Elena Walsh.
A book: I really like Cortázar. Bestiario is my favourite.
A city: Adrogué, my childhood neighborhood.
A happy memory: A recent memory, the birth of my daughter.
Some works from Pablo Gamba: