Gabriel Moreno, Andalusian artist (Baena, 1973) based in Madrid. He started his career in 2007 when he uploaded his portfolio for the first time online. In only a few months, he was selected as one of 20 new talents of illustration by Computers Arts Magazine. From then on he has made numerous commissioned advertisement works, becoming a renowned artist in the field of illustration.
He has been chosen as one of the hundred most influential illustrators in the world of advertising over the past decade by the publication 100 Illustrators by Taschen and was featured on the cover of Illustration Now! 4. He has also created covers for the Wall Street Journal and is the only illustrator to ever make the cover for the Los Angeles Times.
Moreno’s work is featured regularly in the Wall Street Journal, Squire London, GQ USA, The Country Weekly, Sunday Times and Rolling Stone. Moreno is perhaps best known for his work in advertising, where his experience and reach is remarkable. He has participated in many international projects collaborating with agencies such as McCann Erickson New York, J. Walter Thompson Singapore, Beirut Leo Burnet, Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai, BBDO Moscow,TBwaA / Chiat / Day Los Angeles and Young and Rubicam Paris. His work has lit up the advertising campaigns of iconic brands such as Nike USA, Rolex, Victoria's Secret, Universal Music or Coca-Cola.
Concurrently with his commissioned work, he has been developing his personal line of art. His pieces make striking statements about female beauty through graphic and elegant images. His works are usually comprised of flowing and precise fine black lines, over which he deploys shocks of color accenting on clothing, faces, or environments. He uses dramatic gradients of colors and multiple layers that emerge from the images and involve the figures. His talent is peculiar for its ability to create a space in which the viewer can remain lost, shocked, and awed. In order to fulfill his vision, he works with etching and he uses multiple media and tools such as pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, and digital art.
In mid-2013 his impact on social media started to increase, and he has since become a darling on the blogosphere, Pinterest, and Facebook (where his fan page reaches over half a million followers).