Category Archives: Dibujos e ilustraciones


“Altar” is one of the paintings I’ll show in Amsterdam next month, as part of the Co-Existence stARTup exhibition organized by In4art

This painting (Acrylic on Canvas, 65 cm x 81 cm) is an altar for our contemporary gods: The invisible Cloud, the omnipresent WiFi, the cult of the “like”, the drones, the smartphones, the apps, the hyperconnectivity, the overstimulation…

Like a “Wunderkammer” or a “Cabinet of curiosities”, this painting is a collection of icons and symbols present in our global culture governed by social media and the use of the internet.


In the center of the painting the reference to the symbol of the Burning Man (Annual gathering in the US, experiment with community and arts, music festival, self-expression), representing the dream of freedom of our generation.

The legs of the table are the elegant triangle fractals called Sierpinski triangle, representing how we build logic from randomness trying to make sense of both the universe and ourselves.

A dialogue between order and chaos.

The need of fantasy, the desire of living in a child’s like world (represented by the: unicorn, rabbit head, minion, balloons, party decoration), the need of ancient beliefs, superstition, mystical and spiritual connection (lucky charms, talismans, Maneki Neko, angels, dreamcatcher, chakras, yoga practice, buddhist praying flags, chinese zodiac (2017 year of the rooster, yin yang, etc) and at the same time the devotion to scientific progress, automatisation, newest technological widgets (apple watch, drones, google maps, etc)

I’m interested in identifying a common visual and cultural language that exists nowadays worldwide: Apps, Ikea furniture, computers interface, green and healthy smoothies, gluten free cupcakes and starbucks latte grande.

And you can always press the Off button in the center of the green carpet to shut down everything.

If you want to see more images of the creative process of this piece click here.

Photos by @galopbcn


So many ways to color the 2016 Calendar!

It’s almost the end of 2016 and as I promised here is a post to show the collection of photos I have received through the year. Thanks a lot to the people who sent me these nice images showing their amazing coloring skills!

If you haven’t sent me your photo please do it! I would love to add it to this collection.

And if you are already thinking about 2017… Here you can order the new coloring calendar 2017! Have a look!

If you already purchased a calendar from my shop in the past you’ll receive a 15% discount coupon code by email.

For the curious people here is also a link of another photo gallery with images from the 2012 calendar (the first one I have made) hanging around the world.


Carolina Izaguirre, México


Multiple hands coloring at the Fantastic ETSY market in Barcelona


Calendar in progress at La Shala Yoga studio in Barcelona


Coloring finished at La Shala Yoga studio (Barcelona)


Laura, Michigan, USA


Uli and Loni, Berlin, Germany

Ingrid from Barcelona


Tania Lasanta from Barcelona


Kirana, Sant Pere de Ribas, Barcelona.


Ready to start the year! Barcelona, Spain


Manuel and Marie Showing me the progress of the calendar on skype


Marie, Oscar and Victor coloring in Paris, France.


Godelieve Van Uden, The Netherlands


Moira, from Grenoble France.


Tania, Castelldefels, Spain.


Miriam Van Uden from The Netherlands


Moira from Grenoble, France


Marina from Barcelona, Spain

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Adrien, Boston, USA


Milena (5 years old) from Barcelona, Spain


Marie-Pierre from Paris, France


Nienke from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


The calendar next to Patti Smith at the Llibreria Proleg in Barcelona, Spain


Coloring at the Fantastic ETSY market


Ingrid from La Floresta, Spain

Lulú, Washington D.C. USA

Santiago, Washington D.C. USA

Silvia Bielas, Barcelona

Cover illustration for a World Bank book



“La mujer Mochila”, Original drawing, Ink on paper, 12 x 17 cm, 2007

Very happy to see one of my drawings on the cover of such an interesting book just published by the World Bank: “Cashing in on Education : Women, Childcare, and Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean”
A document about child care, female labor force participation and the importance of women’s participation as a way to foster economic growth, authored by Mercedes Mateo Diaz and Lourdes Rodriguez-Chamussy.
Read the overview and download the PDF here:


“Cashing in on Education : Women, Childcare, and Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean” authored by Mercedes Mateo Diaz and Lourdes Rodriguez-Chamussy.

My version of Shanghai

I arrived two days ago in this giant city. I cannot describe it with words, I have to paint. Trying to translate into drawing so much new information in my brain. Processing. Experiencing a bit of vertigo in my 16th floor hotel room.
I feel like a needle in a haystack.
And it’s ok.
Thankful for being surprised, astonished, amazed, shocked, overwhelmed by the contrasts of our modern world.
Expressions of our time.
I try to think about the humans behind the construction of the millions of new buildings in this country. The humans behind the factories, the millions of Kilometers of Highways, airports, train tracks. I try to empathize with the minds believing in this idea of progress, designing the shape of the cities, the modern life. I imagine the architects and engineers as kids playing with Lego. Fascinated by the power of bringing into life their plans.
I think about all the human force needed to lift up the tall towers. Humans with their arms and legs, hands, feet, hearts, and dreams, ideas, motivation, long working days, extremely low salaries.
By default I could only be against this idea of progress and development. It’s difficult not to judge, to reject, to point at the other side of the modernity. To ask about the consequences, about the future.
I could get depressed very fast. I have to find another way.
I have to see life behind the concrete and the glass. Life is complex. Life is never only good or bad. Life is both construction and destruction. Is impossible to stop this eternal movement. Life is this mystery. We are an expression of this nonsense. There’s no logic, nothing to understand.
Life is this infinite kaleidoscope of possibilities. Overlapped layers of reality.
I’m perfectly fine with being critical of this craziness.  But, are we not all related to it?
Who can separate from this model and claim to be good, to be innocent.
Or Maybe I need to forgive myself as human. I somehow need to keep the hope. And think that I’m not that bad. Or yes. That in all of us there’s a bit of the predator. A bit of the slave. A bit of the oppressor. A bit of the poet. A bit of the business man.

New greeting cards

I’m very happy to introduce my new greeting cards Beatriz in transit!

Sets of THREE folded stationery cards printed on bright white, smooth card stock to bring your personal artistic style to everyday correspondence.

Each card is blank on the inside and has been digitally printed onto a 200gsm matte paper with a finished size of 10cm by 15cm.

It includes three soft white envelopes for mailing.

Order your favorite ones now from my ETSY shop!