New artist | Gregori Saavedra
London-based Spanish illustrator, Gregori Saavedra – known for his highly complex collages, mixing countless photographs and hand drawing traces – is the latest artist to join our gallery. Gregori Saavedra was born in Viladecans, Barcelona, Spain, in 1968. Graduating from the University of Barcelona in 1992, he started a career in advertising as junior copywriter and then worked as creative director in several agencies. 2003, after more than ten years in advertising, he decided to go freelance to explore other disciplines.
As director he was selected by MTV for the MTV Load Project (2005), selected director by RESFEST 2005, selected as one of the 10 Best New Directors by Webcuts Berlin (2005) and also prized as Best Director by BD4D in 2006. His video work has been exhibited and showcased in numerous international festivals and it is part of the permanent collection at the Austin Digital Art Museum (USA). Working as an illustrator, his intriging, etched collage work has featured in various prestigious media including, Dazed & Confused, NEO2 and Time magazine. In 2007, the curators of Illustrative, selected him as one of the most relevant illustrators worldwide. In 2009, Gregori was awarded the UNESCO Code prize as one of the 20 best illustrators of the year.
He has recently been commissioned by the British Library to illustrate one of its latest major exhibitions, Georgians Revealed. His largest artwork ever covered the entire German Gymnasium in King’s Cross, a 790m2 massive mural inspired by the transformation of this area in the heart of London. Since 2010, Gregori has been living and working in London. His recent shift towards contemporary art has allowed him to work more freely and to fully unleash his intellect & creativity as a fine artist.
For more examples of Gregori Saavedra’s work visit his page here.