Cinta Arribas: I’m looking less and less for frills and technical prowess and to focus more on essence and concept
I came across the work of Cinta Arribas on Instagram one night, and when I showed it to my wife she ran to show me the illustration she bought from her years ago at a fair in Madrid. Her style has evolved over the years, but she still has something very personal that makes her unmistakable, and that will make you fall in love with her work from the very first minute. A few weeks ago we published her illustration ‘Family’ in La Colectiva, but we wanted to take our time to chat with her and learn more about her work and her routines.
10 artists you should follow in 2022
2022 has started and in La Colectiva we can’t stop adding artists to those we’d love to work with. It’s a great moment for illustration and maybe it’s that we’ve returned to sunny Malaga where it feels like it’s Spring or maybe it’s the fact that we’ve come across a load of artists that have blown our minds recently, but we’re buzzing. Why not draw up a list with our new favorite artists and share it with the world? We wish all this talent brightens your mood as it did ours. Here you have a bunch of artists we think you should definitely follow this 2022.
“Comics helped me to see there was another way of expressing what you think”.
Arnau Sanz (Barcelona, 1984) is mainly a comic book artist. I got hooked on his peculiar style and stories a while back, and luckily I’ve been able to keep track of him since he moved from my hometown (Málaga) up to now, thanks to our mutual friends and music – At the moment Arnau plays in Mujeres, but has been in bands such as Heads and Heads and Reaction-Reaction-. When I started with the La Colectiva project, he was one of the first people that came to my mind.
Meet the nostalgic ‘costumbrista’ millennial art of Raquel Go
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.