Name: Rafael Araujo
Where do you live: I live in Caracas, Venezuela
Known for: Being a graphic artist.
Currently working as: Graphic artist.
When did you realize that you were going to work with this/in this area?
At twenty. Began in earnest at forty.
If you could choose one place only to live, where would that be and why?
Madrid. Have a studio there and the people are very nice.
How would you describe your creativity?
As a very laborious one.
How and when did you start to work with this in a serious manner?
I was sure that architecture wasn’t a profitable career (for me) and always was good as a draftsman. At forty I decided to prove the market – I placed a canvas in a gallery’s showcase. From there it’s been a nonstop job and a good one.
What do you do at the moment?
I paint (draw) nonstop and am about to publish a coloring book, “The Golden Ratio Coloring Book”.
A recommendation for those who think about starting and running a creative business?
To begin ASAP.
Tell us how it all started.
Never expecting to make a living from it. At twenty I was just a passionate devotee of perspective drawings and then I discovered MC Escher’s works. It was, literally, mind blowing, and from there I’ve been drawing them myself until now.
What is the most important thing in a workplace/studio for you?
A big enough drafting board and a sink.
What is your favorite film?
The Sound of Music.
Who would you like to invite for a dinner and why?
My wife. I’d be killed if I say otherwise.
How do you like to spoil yourself?
What is luxury for you?
What is the nicest compliment you’ve received for your creative work, and from whom?
Master. A few times so far.
What do you fear most?
What is a happy life to you?
A working life.
What does a regular day look like for you?
Early riser. Working the whole day till late in the night.
Tell us about your dream project.
A Golden Ratio Coloring book!
Who is your professional role model/inspiration?
Escher, Gödel & Bach.
How would you describe your work style (academic field or fashion style, or both, or something entirely different)?
A “Calculated Art”.
Which is the one thing you can’t live without?
Absolute Neuro-Motor control.
What inspires you?
A book that has changed/made the most impression in your life?
The thousand and one nights for adults.
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