Andrés Reisinger x OCTAEVO
Barcelona based Reisinger designs interiors, products and 3D digital landscapes as dreamlike as they are surreal and futuristic - and highly addictive!
With 12 years of experimental and commercial collaborations with leading designers and also global brands such as Apple, Nike, Rimowa and Uniqlo, Andrés has become one of the leading creatives in his field.
How would you define your artistic style?
Sensibility driven modernism, with a subtle sense for color.
What is your creative approach when facing new projects?
I like to work with context. I try to deform reality but not too much. There's where I find my surreal output. My work cannot be too explicit, otherwise it would blend into what we already know. A slight strangeness is the key. If it's too weird it's instantly dismissed; if it's not strange enough, it is absorbed into everyday reality.
What is the importance of experimentation and playfulness in your life, and how do you integrate it into your work?
All of my work starts digitally. I have been working with 3D softwares for more than 11 years now, so for me it's really natural to directly sketch in 3D. In this playful process I find a variety of outputs, some of them are not expected. I try to always use the process to highlight the end result. This is another kind of inspiration for me, my own process.
What unique opportunities have you experienced as a result of choosing to become a visual artist / designer?
I was always dedicated to the creative area. As a child I studied 10 years at the Conservatory of Classical Music. That activity taught me a lot about discipline. And then at the university of architecture they taught me how to break it and turn it into something new. That's when I started experimenting with 3D software, which allowed me to test, explore, do and undo quickly things without any resources other than my own time. Now, I like to call my practice Multidisciplinary, driven by a 3D digital media core.
How do you balance work and personal life?
I try to write down goals and create habits in order to reach them. I’m good at organizing and administering several activities at a time without stressing out. I maintain a nice morning routine that includes breathing techniques, reading and working out. Sometimes I try to bond two of my morning activities, like running with my dog. And I try to spend lots of time with my lovely wife Mica.
I find inspiration while working and while looking on specific things. I get inspired by books from authors that are very visual-descriptive. Film directors are always a must. Modernist architecture and art installations.
In what ways did the Mediterranean life shape your ideas about art and design?
The way of dealing with everyday life is very interesting. Also the use of white changed my preconception of it.
Your best kept Mediterranean secret?
The mountains near the sea!
The thing you can’t live without while working on a project: Working out relieves stress and makes you clever.
Currently obsessed with: Digital humans.
Three greatest influences: Italian Modernism, Maurizio Cattelan & Late Modern Architecture.
Favorite space to work: My studio in the Barcelona mountains.
If you weren’t an illustrator, you’d be: Musician or film maker.
Current music album on repeat: Woody Shaw Quintet in Tokyo 1981.
Biggest creative risk you’ve taken in your career: Start creating furniture!