Drawing on a wide range of influences, from the human anatomy, to sculptural work, to the figurative styles of Egon Schiele, freelance artist & illustrator Jimena Moreno blends new and old to create her own unique artistic palette.
Based in Mexico city, Moreno's embroidery work is a real stand out for us. But don't take our word for it, indulge your sensory sensations and delve into the world that is Jimena Moreno.
When did you first get into illustration?
I've been drawing since I can remember, but my interest and love for illustration grew during college.
What are some of your major influences?
Travelling is one of my priorities in life and work, watching the world is the biggest influence. The infinite representations of the human body and anatomy have also had a big impact on my work.
In a more specific way, there are definitely some artists that are very significant for me, for example; Egon Schiele, Louise Bourgeois and Tracy Emin.
Have those influences changed over time?
Bourgeois´ and Emin´s work had a huge impact on me recently. Both feature sexuality, intimacy, feminity and autobiographical subjects of their work and both have used embroidery to create.
Bourgeois especially motivated me to pick up the needle and thread and draw - and now embroidery has become an essential part of my production.
If you could collaborate with any artist right now, who would it be?
Maurizio Anzeri. I came upon his work not more than a week ago and I think it is wonderful.
After a long days work, I like to unwind by… reading or Netflix.
Right now I’m listening to… THIS song by Nick Cave (over and over and over again) - Push the sky away -
The last great book I read was… The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
My top three films are… The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci) / Ameliè (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) / Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier)
If I wasn’t doing this I’d be… wandering.