24 May 2013

Four Questions with Illustrator Giulio Iurissevich

"Four Questions" is our new artist interview series, where we'll try to learn a little more about the image creators
featured on Store 44 Reps. This month we catch up with fashion illustrator Giulio Iurissevich.

Giulio Iurissevich

Artist at a Glance:

Name: Giulio Iurisse

Location: Northeast Italy
Education: The distances from formal education.
Medium: Digital mixed media on bitmap and vector illustrations.
Influences: The troubles I've had.
Passion: Dogs, music, and nature.
Weapon of Choice: Wacom Tablet
Reading List: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, 

Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti
Clients: White magazine, Marie Claire, Elle, Estee Lauder.
Dream Job: Creating happiness with my work.
Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Our interview begins after the jump.

You’re a designer and illustrator. Do you consider yourself one more than the other? How do you approach your different styles and what makes them similar?

The only thing that I’m sure is that I love creating images. That is my mission. The love of images allows for self discovery through the work. When you see a panoramic image for the first time and discover yourself in it. This is the sense of my approach to imagery. And they are all a part of me.

What are some of the challenges associated with combining styles and mediums? Vector art vs. collage and assemblage?

What is common in my work is the adulteration of imagery. assembling and combining things. As a boy I filled the bedroom door with stickers to leave a sign. This is the same reason I love public art. I love creating images and it’s not important whether that’s done with computers or pen and ink; what is important to me is creating. 

What is it like working with different agencies? How did it broaden your view of the agency/art world?

It is nice to work with different people on rep different situations and projects, adds a level of excitement. My approach to the work has changed as I have matured. Now I am more polished and relaxed.

How does your local region affect your work? What is the market like for your work compared to the rest of the world?

Pride Runs Deep
Today Italy is a country in ruins that causes people to suffer and die. But we are our country. I suffered a lot because of its dynamics. The unfair logic with no meritocracy. This creates within me a tension, a desire to communicate and discover what I really am. I’ve always worked with a lot of difficulties in my country. I hope that everything collapses and something new will be born for our people, for our young people, for all the beauty that we recover. It’s time to grow up.

Contributed by Austin Cyr and Michael Muratore

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