Born and raised in Barcelona in the 90s.
I’m an illustrator and pattern designer.
I’ve worked for several brands making prints.
I like animals, volcanoes and collecting records.
The technique I use the most is gouache or acrylic paint. Since I mostly use digital techniques to make patterns, when I do it for my own enjoyment I go for a more artisanal process.
I draw my inspiration from many things, but aesthetically and following the inherent sense of nostalgia, I like to use 90’s imagery, Y2K aesthetic, and any other icon that connects me to a past many times idealized.
My latest discovery I’m obsessing over is Molly Payton. And a band that has meant something special to me would definitely be Joie de Vivre, one of my favourites that don’t get the credit they deserve.
Raquel Go combines her job as a textile graphic designer with exploring other artistic avenues which give her a stronger sense of fulfillment. Her work, where she highlights a reinterpretation of still life, is filled with elements of her personal life, simultaneously serving the artist as therapy. Despite being somewhat autobiographical in nature, her art connects with ease with that generation born between the 80s and 90s, the generation of Internet, Whatsapp and all those counter cultural references in music, literature and aesthetics. Due to the musical influences and political principles reflected in her work, she couldn’t not be in La Colectiva. Learn more about Raquel’s nostalgia-infused millennial art and genre paintings in this interview.