Gabriel Moreno is an illustrator and artist based in Madrid. The Spanish-born artist is known as one of the most influential illustrators in the world of advertising, he has created covers for the Wall Street Journal, appears in Taschen’s ‘100 Illustrators’ and has been featured in Rolling Stone magazine. His illustrious clients include Fiat, Coca-Cola and Victoria’s Secret.
While his illustrations are known for their flowing black lines and splashes of colour, it is the female form which shapes Gabriel’s fine art. His work is highly aesthetic, is born viscerally and emerges from Gabriel’s obsession with the beauty of the female figure. He plays with the notion that the female form has historically been treated superficially; “exalted and admired like a porcelain vase.” His figures elude to strength and fragility in equal measures.
When creating fine art, Gabriel primarily works in black and white, using shadows and light to define his figures. He begins the creative process with clay modelling, or simple pencil or pen outlines, continuously shaping until figures showing beauty and fragility evolve on the canvas.
Gabriel’s artworks can be seen worldwide. While his illustrations appear in global advertising campaigns and media, his artworks have been featured in exhibitions from London to Seattle, Berlin to Korea. In 2017, his works were featured at Art Basel SCOPE in Miami and he has exhibited many times at the Affordable Art Fair worldwide.
Of his artwork, Gabriel says; “my drawing demonstrates delicacy, strength, sensuality or fragility as a value in itself; as a canvas in which all realms, both sensorial and intellectual, manifest my only way of seeing and making sense of the world - through a woman.”