Marina Siero is a Spanish illustrator.
year of birth: 1993
birthplace: Madrid, Spain
current residence: Barcelona, Spain
made collages for years but it wasn’t until 2016 that she began to draw and use other techniques.
Where did it all begin?
In Barcelona, after participating in an illustration course.
What is the worst advice you’ve heard?
I don’t think I’ve ever heard bad advice. Or if I’ve had, I’ve erased it from my mind. (laughs)
Most beautiful moment during the creative process?
When I had planned to do something and all of the sudden it becomes a totally different thing.
What doesn’t inspire you?
Everything can inspire me.
What are you proud of?
Having realized that painting is something I really enjoy and can combine with other work.
Who would you like to meet or who would you like to work with?
I’d like to do something between painting and photography with my dear friend Mar Ordonez, who is a great photographer.
Gouache! And recently I’ve started using oil too.
What would you have done, if not this?
A lot of things. That is actually my problem, I can’t focus on just one thing. I studied Filmmaking and Art History, and I try to combine those two with drawing.
When was your biggest moment of doubt?
I’ve often felt doubtful when working on something else, totally different from what I had hoped or expected, just to support myself. I think this happens to a lot of people, unfortunately.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My parents, my friends and the people who like and share my work.
Birds flying in the evening, like these.
What is to you, the most beautiful sentence?
I reread books assiduously so I can be inspired again and again. The other day I read a beautiful sentence from Rabindranath Tagore:
“The dust receives insult and in return offers her flowers”
What do you still want to do?
Where do you work?