Behance is one of the places where we look for artists and that’s where we have found Carlos and his project Meme.
Subsign: What was your childhood like? Do you think your experiences from childhood have influenced your present creative endeavors?
Carlos: My childhood was awesome and funny. As a kid, I struggled to concentrate, but music, drawing and creating stuff or well said destroy electric toys like remote control cars or so, were my favorite hobbies cause I can totally concentrate and enjoy it.
Subsign: What did you want to be as a grown up?
Carlos: Electromechanical engineer.
Subsign: How does your workstation look like?
Subsign: Do you have a work style? How would you describe it?
Carlos: I think that creating a style is, in fact, trying to emulate the reality and plugins from the exterior, every stuff that I can see and feel. Actually, the “style” for me is just part of a long process in which we go through, something subjective and sporadic. Is a copy and a representation of others artists, the nature and worldview of humans.
Subsign: Can you share with us how your creative process works?
Carlos: Yes, I have always been intuitive and I truly try to be free when I have to illustrate a commission or something personal, first I gather elements of a semantic field and I generate a concept to communicate. Coffee, music, movies and start all over again if it is necessary.
Subsign: What is your favorite work you have done so far?
Carlos: I enjoy every project while I’m working on it, I don’t get attached to any of them, I put effort and try not to make the same mistakes than before.
Subsign: Who do you follow for inspiration?
Carlos: All the people from all levels that create have a particular contribution for you, I try to learn from all I can see but mostly from all I can understand.
Subsign: What advice would you give to someone starting out in the creative field of work?
Carlos: Try and try and try and try again, experiment, have fun and suffer.
Subsign: If you would have a superpower, what would it be?
Subsign: Can you recommend for our readers a book, a song, and a movie?
Carlos: Yes, of course, is hard to choose only one but “Pedro Páramo”, is a beautiful magical universe of Mexico placed in Revolution time. “Arab Capriccio” from Fransisco Tárrega is a song that has accompanied me in several stages of my life and the movie “Universal Soldier”, haha.
Subsign: If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
Carlos: Crazy and funny, with live music and a lot of Mexican food 😀
Subsign: What famous people would you invite to the party and why?
Carlos: Jesus Christ, Jeffrey Dahmer, Chuck Berry (playing of course), cause with them is certain that will be funny and crazy.
Thank you, Carlos, for being a part of it!
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