"My style is fluid, intense and slightly sharp. I create uneasy colour combinations that look energetic and strong." – This is how Spanish illustrator Agnès Ricart Gregori describes her style.
The Valencia-based creative, who has created editorial illustrations for the likes of Vice and The New Yorker, is usually attracted to sexuality and gender topics for her personal work. "I also love to explore my own feelings and personal experiences through the image creation as a process of metabolisation and catharsis."
How does she hope people will feel when they see her illustrations? Energised and tuned into their deeper emotions, apparently. Of her process, she said: "Whenever I get a new idea I start to paint it directly on Adobe Illustrator and my Cintiq Wacom. I don't create line-based sketches because I find it easier to work directly with colour fields, like a traditional painting. I normally develop up to eight different versions of each concept and compare them in order to choose the best option."
Agnès graduated in 2013 with a BA in Fine Arts from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) where she also got an MA in Art Production, along with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.
"I developed my love for illustration as a little kid when I used to spend most of my time diving into illustrated books and drawing alongside them. I started as a professional illustrator around 18 months ago, combining it with graphic design and traditional painting projects."