Interview: Rafael Araujo


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?
Mother Nature.

A book that has changed/made the most impression in your life?
The thousand and one nights for adults.

Follow Rafael on Twitter and Instagram & like his Fan page on Facebook
Subscribe to his YouTube Channel
Check out his website and order prints over here and here
Also, do check out his Kickstarter project & send him an email right here

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