Cristóbal Vila

3D illustrator and animator
Saragossa, Spain
I graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi (Barcelona, Spain) in 1990, specializing in Graphic and Industrial Design.

Since then, my career has been involved on several graphic design studios and advertising agencies, both in Barcelona and Zaragoza, working as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director.

Currently I have my own studio where I develop my main activity as 3D illustrator and animator, and participating in formative activities from time to time.
Cristóbal Vila; music by Ólafur Arnalds, courtesy of Nettwerk Music Group for the Bridges 2012 Short Movie Festival
When this animation project started to take their first steps I intended to bring life to a large and extensive still life, flying over it in a manner similar to that fantastic intro created for the opening credits of a French film called Delicatessen.

But then I still had not found the motif, the main characters of the action. So I looked into that enormous and inexhaustible source of inspiration that is Escher and tried to imagine how it could be his workplace, what things would surround an artist like him, so deeply interested in science in general and mathematics in particular. This, though, from a completely imaginary, free and invented point of view.

And here is the result of that process, accompanied by the beautiful song “Lost Song” composed by Ólafur Arnalds, an Icelandic musician. Hope you like.