Robert Tirado is an illustrator, graphic artist and design teacher, currently based in Madrid.
His style is characterized by mixing a wide variety of digital and manual techniques, mainly inspired by female beauty, fashion and photography, supported by the geometry, art and music.
Among its clients are advertising agencies, art galleries, musicians, clothing brands and print media magazines.
Tirado has had the opportunity to exhibit his work in major galleries in America and Europe, including London Miles * London *, Nucleus gallery * LA *, New Puppy gallery * LA * or Art Basel * Miami *.
His works have been published in books like “The great big book of fashion illustration * anova books, UK * and” Back to the roots * Belio, Spain * … as well as in prestigious magazines like Computer Arts UK *upcoming*, Territory magazine, Belio, Kurv, juxtapoz * online *, among others.
Teaching experience for over 8 years, currently teaches portfolio, sketch and color in the schools of product design, interior design and fashion design at “IED" , Madrid.
Glamour magazine, Playboy mag, fossil, Courtney Love, Finearte gallery, Distintiction gallery, Top laptop, Gavroche, BOND, Indiani, to name a few.
Agent: Lemonade illustration agency *London/ New York*
Fine Art graduate, freelance illustrator and graphic artist currently working and living in Brighton.
Specialising in fine representational ink drawing, I have a range of influences, but my inspiration initially stems from the medium itself. Much of my work explores the relationship between the fluidity and solidity of ink. Perhaps counterintuitively, in order to achieve a realistic representation of the flowing medium, my technique is a highly controlled one painstakingly built up from thousands of dots. Producing each piece is a process I enjoy loosing myself in.
Realism and elements of the fanciful are often juxtaposed, co-existing and colliding in my work. With influences including organic natural forms, the female form, fashion, sub and popular culture and the decadent playing a part in my work.