suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
alvaro TAPIA-HIDALGO: Anatomy’s Illustrations is an illustration project based on old anatomy atlases. A personal and contemporary graphic interpretation of scientific illustration.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
aT-H: It started out of my deep admiration for the work of Francis Bacon, which eventually derived to the search for images that represented its viscerality applied to my own graphic work. Then I found these anatomy studies by Jacques Gautier, the “Anatomia humani corporis” by Govert Bidloo and illustrations by Richard Quain.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
aT-H: I was listening to Caribou, XX and Joy Division, among others. One of the movies that watched around that time, which truly impressed me, was Kynodontas by Giorgos Lanthimos. In any case, this is still an open work in progress.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
aT-H: I am investigating the work of Peter Greenaway in Live Cinema. I like the musical work of David Lynch and I’m very impressed by Jenny Saville’s work.