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My name is Sergi Ferrer. I am 31 years old and have been a creative artist ever since I was a child. I am an artist, filmmaker, Video Editor, Writer, and Event Coordinator.

My passion is to be creative with my art and I love to supply neon colors to my art. I have been doing an ongoing project with many people where we have books going around to different artists, and every month or so we swap books with each other and add to each other’s work. My ultimate plan for these 40 books is for them to be complete covered by dozens of artists and then I will add detail to finish the books and publish them one day in the future.

Besides that, My artwork is first hand-drawn and then I edit the images digitally, sometimes mirroring it to make them more psychedelic. I blow up some of my finished pieces onto canvas and then redraw over the entire image.  I also love mirroring close up photos of flowers. Something I also do every day is using a deep dream generator website to mix two photos together; one as the base photo and then I use my finished artwork as the skin style to overlap as the second photo onto the first image to create the digital deep dreams with a sense of my own style to it, dramatically changing the original image.

Hello Sergi! When did you begin doing art and how did you get started?

Sergi: I find it difficult to start a drawing on a blank page with any inspiration in front of me. I look at many things people create and feel like I can add to it to make it beautiful, so unless I’m able to collaborate with someone’s work I normally just do abstract art. But ever since middle school, My classmates in school would sometimes throw a drawing out they made but don’t care for, and I would go through the garbage and take their drawing and add onto it with my style, and then later give it back to the person who originally made it. It was a fun little exercise for me.

What artists have influenced your work the most?

Sergi: I’ve really feel inspired by artists such as Salvador Dali, David Normal, Mario Martinez, Jackson Pollock, Rudolf Hausner, Anton Lehmden, Antoni Gaudí, and Alex Grey.

Have you ever had a psychedelic experience? 😊

Sergi: I’m not going to lie, I have had many psychedelic experiences and have used the time while under the influence to draw to see how it affects my performance and it definitely helps me get into the groove.

You say your artwork is at first hand-drawn and then you edit the images digitally. Could you walk us through your process? How much planning do you do before you jump into making an artwork? If you do, what are you trying to solve at each stage of it?

Sergi: For about eight years now I have been doing an ongoing project where I have art books going around to different friends and artists who draw in the books. Every few months I swap books with everyone and keep the project going to ensure everyone Involved gets to add to each book over time. But, It all started with one book where I had over 200 people draw in for about two years before I realized what I had in my hands was an amazing piece of collaborative art. I started finalizing the first book all in sakura gel pens and paint markers starting in order from the first page. I am still not even halfway finished finalizing the art book which I named “The Book Of Eyes”, but I plan to publish it one day when it’s finally finished. Realizing the beauty of the project, I started introducing more books; lending them to other artists and the number of books continued to grow over the past five years. Now there are almost 40 books going around and they are all starting to look incredible. I have been taking photos of the books to show the progression over time. In the meantime, I have also been taking photos of every finished page of the first book and digitally mirror the images to make many different psychedelic versions from the same picture. Then I found a site deep dream generator and started to use that to overlay my finished images from the first art book onto other images. After two years of experimenting with that, I’ve mastered it to make the images I use to come out beautifully with my style of art. I also have blown up finished pages from the first book onto canvases and I redrew over the whole image.

You are also a filmmaker, Video Editor, Writer… Tell me more about that.

Sergi: My father is an artist and my older brother is a filmmaker, so I have always drawn, painted, wrote, and made movies with my brother when I was very young. I started making films by myself around the age of 11. I got into filming skateboarding and learned how to longboard when I was 14 years old. For years, I worked with many professional long-boarders and talented people to create fun Skate films with. I’ve also always loved horror and was inspired to create short horror films with friends for fun as well. 

What are you currently working on?

Sergi: I constantly film every day so I just stock up on footage that u use to edit fast-paced videos of random shots of my life edited to music of my choice. I do it for fun but also to document my whole life for myself and for others Involved.

How has your art evolved over the years?

Sergi: I have been editing a feature horror film I wrote and filmed five years ago with my friends and have been so distracted by many passion projects that I still have not finished it. I plan to finish it soon and once the time is right, I plan to get back into filmmaking again and make another movie.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

Sergi: My art seems to give off a lot of emotion with the overwhelming colors, and people seem to love it, and I’m excited to see how my creativity evolves over the years. I constantly work on many different creative projects and have difficulty not creating more passion projects when it comes to my mind. My goal is to work on trying to finish what I started before moving on to any new projects so I don’t deal with more than I can handle at a time. I love to be creative, and it is my passion. 

What is the best way to reach people that are interested in your art?

Sergi: I own three YouTube channels, each for the types of films I make.
Trippy Films
https://m.youtube.com/user/crazedfilmsprojects
Horror Films
https://m.youtube.com/user/crazedfilmshorror
Skate Films
https://m.youtube.com/user/crazedfilmspresents

Are there any upcoming shows or workshops we should know about?

Sergi: I do not have any upcoming shows but I do plan to have An art show in the near future once I think I have enough art to show. If you are interested in collaborating or buying any of my art, you can contact me on:

Instagram

Facebook

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