Illustrations by Juan Pablo Dellacha
This series brings together very different illustrations made for personal and editorial projects (both for print and digital media). They all have in common the use of landscapes (mainly islands, some more surreal, others inspired by real places) to narrate very detailed scenes and situations, in which the place is as important as the characters. Some of my referents are artists like El Bosco, Pieter Brueghel, Hokusai, Magritte, Matisse, and also 20th Century avant-garde artists and designers, such as Kandinsky, Gunta Stölzl, or Moholy-Nagy (among many others), whose composition and use of color have been very useful inspiration. As well as the good old second-hand books and magazines found at flea markets, full with images of cities, landscapes, architecture and weird characters.
About the Artist
Juan Dellacha (Buenos Aires, 1990) is an Argentinian graphic designer and illustrator. He works as a freelancer, and as a teacher assistant in Editorial Illustration (Roldan chair) at FADU (University of Buenos Aires), where he also studied Graphic Design. He has worked for agencies, studios and brands such as Alegría, Asís, 90+10, Brava estudio, Cartoon Network and Nat Geo Kids (via Patricio Oliver Estudio), among others. He has also worked as a teacher assistant in Graphic Design (Gabriele chair, FADU / UBA) for three years. Because of his experience as a designer, and his interest in the experimentation with different techniques, he's versatile in style and has a very thoughtful use of color, composition and visual communication.