Simón Vázquez biography
Simón Vázquez (Barcelona, 1979) began in the animation area, but sooner he leaned to plastic Arts which he studied in “La Llotja” in Barcelona. After he devoted time to illustration he led to the painting and sculpture, work that it has been exhibited for years in Spanish and foreign galleries.
Viscous bodies made by blandiblub, overflow in voluptuous Fellinian, or with boneless appearance limbs. These are the grotesque beings painted by Simon Vazquez, monstrosities that show political lies, carnal lust, greed media.
Funny signs to the latest Hollywood success and allusion to the multiple scandals reveal by the news intertwined with lysergic mood in his visual gags. In his esthetic, it is mixed the poster art, the most visceral comic fonts that display witticism and other puns, threatening shadows imported by gothic novels and expressionism cinema.
In his eclectic routine and without concession to “good taste” resonates the transgressive spirit of underground comics of the sixties. He quotes Robert Crumb as one of his referents, whom the artist places him at the same radius than Manolo Valdés and Alberto Giacometti. The irony of the first and the second existential angst are exacerbated respectively in the grotesque vaudeville scenes of our artist and in his expressionist bronze heads, which wizened aspect seem to be caricatures of funeral portraits.