viernes, 22 de noviembre de 2013

AI Party

So here's a couple of pics of what happened two weeks ago at NY city (American Illustration Party). Turns out that my piece White Rose was also selected to be part of Los Diez, a traveling exhibit by EPSON that will be visiting different US cities during next year!!!!  Special thanks to Mauricio Ledesma for the update!!

Y esto pasó en NY hace dos semanas (American Illustration Party). Mi imagen White Rose fue seleccionada como parte de Los Diez. Una exhibición de EPSON que viajara por varias ciudades de US durante el próximo año.

Photos: Carlos Araujo, Camilo Moreno, Diego Peñuela and Ronny Barrera, "LOS DIEZ" EPSON exhibit
© Frank Rocco


domingo, 10 de noviembre de 2013

Oz cover!

Really happy to announce that my piece Babel is the cover of the latest issue of OZ Magazine!!!!! Thanks so much to Oz for this!!!
(They flipped it for the sake of design. I think it looks nice!)



sábado, 2 de noviembre de 2013

Funes the Memorious

OK, here goes nothing. haha, It's been really busy lately but finally I'm able to post a little teaser of what's coming up. Here's one a of a series of pieces I've been working on for the last few months. I'm not sure if I'll tweak it a little more but I think is pretty much done. This piece is based on the short story "Funes the Memorious" by my longtime idol,  argentinian writer J L Borges.
Stay tuned for more stuff and thanks so much to all for your support!!!!

Acrylic, Digital. 13" x 19"

Por fin, después de varios meses bastante pesados puedo publicar un pequeño adelanto de lo que se viene. Esta es parte de una serie de imágenes que he estado haciendo durante los últimos meses; tal vez haga algunos pequeños cambios pero en general está lista. Basada en el cuento Funes el Memorioso, de mi gran ídolo, el escritor argentino J L Borges. Mas cosas pronto; Por ahora muchas gracias a todos por su apoyo!!




viernes, 4 de octubre de 2013

Auguste Clown prints!

To all my Aussie peeps (and everyone else)! I'm thrilled to announce that some of my illos are now available at the Auguste Clown Gallery Print store (Melbourne). So if you happen to be there or you're thinking of visiting this beautiful country/city, you know where to find me! Thanks so much to Leigh for having me among such talented artists.


viernes, 20 de septiembre de 2013

LAI Winner!

Good news to end this week. My piece White rose is one of the winners of Latin American Illustration! It'll be on a catalog that will be presented in NY by the end of this year and all that jazz.  YAY!




martes, 27 de agosto de 2013

Thanks!

It's always surprising to find out that people is talking about your work and sharing it on the web.  I recently found various links that made me quite happy so Big Big thanks to everyone out there who supports my work. 

Thanks to Bleaq.com, Girlygoulash tumblr and Kartica.ru for sharing (this last one is Russian!! and though i'm not 100% sure of what it says, this person actually took the time to write about me and stuff. So Cool!!!)




jueves, 22 de agosto de 2013

Unknown Masters

On other news, I was recently contacted to give a brief interview for the new blog Unknown Masters (really flattering ). Thanks to Markus Muller for this great initiative!!




miércoles, 21 de agosto de 2013

Art Night

To all folks in Atlanta! I'll have some pieces up at Mindzai tomorrow thursday, alongside really talented friends and artists. Stop by and have a drink while enjoying this cool art show! 


lunes, 22 de julio de 2013

Corona

Ok, one more piece before I go into a large project that will demand quite some time... I had to rework a lot the figure but I managed to save a lot of the initial painting texture, which was great!

Hopefully I’ll be able to post some more pieces every now and then so stay tuned!
Acrylic and digital, 14 x 19”.





miércoles, 10 de julio de 2013

miércoles, 3 de julio de 2013

Quick update

Some updates, this time about Colombia. A small piece I did for the web magazine Bacanika.  Not crazy about the final result so Ill just post some details. And recently my former college decided to put together an illustration book from both students and alumni and I was selected to be part of it! Great news!

Algunas noticias de Colombia, Una pieza para la revista Bacánika. No quedé convencido del resultado final pero aquí hay algunos detalles. Por otro lado, La Javeriana publicará un libro de ilustración de alumnos y ex alumnos y seré uno de los participantes de la publicación!  Buena noticia!!!!


viernes, 28 de junio de 2013

martes, 25 de junio de 2013

Arch Enemy

Here’s a piece I did a couple of months ago for Arch Enemy Entertainment. It’s the cover for an upcoming Sci-fi novel that will be published later this year. Lots of Fun. Thanks to Neil and William!

Acrylic, Digital, 13 x 18.5 ”  All Rights reserved






lunes, 24 de junio de 2013

Sorrow Songs

This piece needs a brief introduction. In this illo I wanted to explore the word Horror. It took me a while to figure out what the word truly means to me and in the end I found myself connecting the concept to my reality, or to be more accurate, to my countrys reality. This piece was inspired by a terrifying event know as The Salado Massacre, which took place in El Salado, Colombia in February of 2000. Though its a complex story, I focused on one terrifying detail: during the massacre, the murderers decided to play live music with Gaitas, Tamboras and accordions, while they were slaughtering the towns people. Years has passed by and I cant still get my head around this event so I decided to use it as a starting point to work around the concept of Horror. This piece is not a representation; its more of a personal reflection, and some how a tribute to all the innocent victims that has left the nonsense, corrupted and unjustified war over my country.
Acrylic, Digital, 10x7"





Mirror

It’s been a long, long time since I last updated my blog. I could say that I was in a brief hiatus, which is partially truth, but I also was busy working on some freelance commissions, a few personal pieces, meeting extremely talented artists and making some connections. Now, the “break” is over and it’s time to get busy again. So… enough with the chat.
This is a personal piece I did recently. No entirely happy with the final outcome but it was worth trying. In the process you will realize that this is not the way I usually work since the piece changed quite a lot from the initial idea. 
Graphite, Digital, 21 x 10.7 "



sábado, 23 de marzo de 2013

Self portrait

And last but not least, I guess I’m getting back into oil painting too, and after a bunch of frustrating failures I was able to make a decent portrait, in this case a self portrait!
Oil on Linen, 11x17