Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look by Carlos Aponte
Central Library, Grand Lobby
Fashion and fashion illustration should be about the element of surprise, the new. One of the things that I learned from Antonio Lopez, my mentor during the eighties, was to always try something new, something different. My work tends to be graphic-oriented, be it on masking tape, ink or digital. It’s a collection of a variety of styles that I have mastered through the years. My work is very direct and there are hardly any preparatory sketches.
Carlos Aponte attended Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology, and has worked as a freelance illustrator represented by the Art Department, with clients that include British GQ, Food & Wine, and Elle, among others. Previous exhibitions include “Fashion Illustration: A Visual Poetry” at the Gallery Hanahou in 2011 and “The Line of Fashion” at the Society of Illustrators in 2009.
View highlights of fashion-related programs and additional exhibitions (including art for children by Selina Alko and Elaine Pedlar) online at http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/events/fashion/fashion-illustration