Mexican artist Paul Fuentes born in 1988, creates photomontage images. Working as a graphic designer in Mexico city, Paul moved to London where he met his wife and creative partner, Ilse.
Paul’s lavish use of bold colour and contrast, set against scenes of contemporary pleasure-seeking, consistently strike an optimistic and sometimes opulent tone. Swimming pools, palm trees, and blue skies are often the backdrop to arresting depictions of ordinary objects such as cars and beach huts, combined with animals in an unexpected
habitat. For example, cheetahs lounging by the pool and tigers playing Trevi Fountain in Rome!
This ambiguity raises unanswered questions, making his work not only instantly arresting, but begs for interpretation. The contrast between the stylised, high-impact representation of the setting and wild animals participating in the western consumer dream, represents a powerful commentary on western society and its social fabric.
Paul and Ilse spend time traveling to find new inspiration and have created a Paul Fuentes Photo as well as Paul Fuentes Design. The couple work with large brands such as Dior, Gucci and Penguin. Not only have they featured in several magazines, but they have also exhibited in fairs and galleries across the UK.