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RAFAEL JARAMILLO. Madrid, 1973.
Degree in fine arts, Complutense University of Madrid.

Music, film, comic books and drawing have always been my great passions. As a child, I was always doodling, influenced by the movies I watched and the covers of the records we had at home. At the tender age of ten I put togethe… Read More
RAFAEL JARAMILLO. Madrid, 1973.
Degree in fine arts, Complutense University of Madrid.

Music, film, comic books and drawing have always been my great passions. As a child, I was always doodling, influenced by the movies I watched and the covers of the records we had at home. At the tender age of ten I put together my first magazines and comic books with my school mates. I formed my first band with a friend: Iron Maden, a heavy metal parody with silly lyrics. As a teenager, rock music replaced drawing as my main obsession. I formed the band Psilicon Flesh with three friends. We toured and made records for ten years. Meanwhile, I completed my studies and received my degree in fine arts. The bulk of what I learned at university I owe to my classmates, specially author and artist Santiago Valenzuela.

After graduating from university and with Psilicon Flesh's run coming to an end, I started my career in graphic design and illustration. In 2001 I joined Oscar Mariné's design team. He became my mentor and teacher, rekindling my love for drawing. He taught me how to think, observe and design... Around this time, and also under Oscar Mariné's tutelage, I began working in photography and film making. I keep very fond memories of everything I achieved and learnt with him on the many projects I was lucky to work on during this period: The Wanted exhibition, which we worked on for eight months in a cortijo in Almería, the documentaries we shot in Buenos Aires for the La Mar de Músicas festival's tenth edition or the documentary on El Greco's exhibition in Mexico DF where Mariné was in charge of the exhibition's design.

From 2004 onwards I have continued my professional career as an independent contractor working for the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Córdoba and Almería in charge of the graphic design for several cultural events. Also during this period I have delivered record covers, illustrations, show posters, design for books and catalogues as well as corporate design and logos for different companies. In 2008, in collaboration with my friend Pirra, I directed the documentary Psilicon Flesh: No Shame. In 2011 my first photographic exhibition, Madriles, at The Matadero in Madrid. My current project, a joint effort with my friend Javier Ortiz, already three years in the making and estimated to go on for at least seven more, is a documentary on the restoration of the stained glass of Segovia's Santa María Cathedral. Meanwhile, I continue to draw and design. Read Less
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    OMB. Oscar Mariné Studio — Madrid, Spain
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