There’s a sense of harmony and balance to Martín Azambuja’s illustrations. Informed by his background in graphic design, his compositions are minimal and thoughtful, making his artwork approachable without losing its artistic edge.
“When it comes to graphically represent certain situations, objects or ideas, I try to think about the composition and in a ‘geometric’ way, seeing if I can find a new way of showing it,” explained Azambuja in an interview with Sense of Creativity. “I think it is more a style of thinking than of working since I do not always adopt the same techniques and sometimes I am changing.”
According to Azambuja, this attraction so simplicity (“the geometric interpretation of things”, as he calls it), has always been with him. “I even remember as a child that I liked Mondrian a lot,” he notes. “I was struck by the synthesis and how the proper use of colors can generate new universes, even if the elements are minimal.”
But being also a graphic designer, he leaves room for flexibility. “I do not feel I have a style as marked as other illustrators,” he admits, “in fact probably because I feel more graphic designer than illustrator.” With more than 55k fans on Instagram, people are clearly digging what he has to offer.