Jorsh Peña is an illustrator who grew up in Mexicali and currently lives in Tijuana, both in northern Mexico.
In his artwork he exposes the dark and mysterious side of seemingly simple objects, his style is a warm mixture of geometry, Mexican culture and fascination for the occult.
Jorsh Peña’s artistic journey began 15 years ago, initially studying marketing and with some friends he had created a clothing brand when one afternoon, a bit by chance, he came across an old illustration magazine, that’s when his passion began.
From that moment on, after spending hours going through every single image, he felt the need to create something that belonged to him personally.
Jorsh Peña’s colourful and surreal illustrations have been defined as capable of reaching straight to one’s subconscious through a single glance.
As if it were a party in continuous development, the subjects are always drawn as playful and ambiguous and strange shapes, but also a little disturbing, in full Mexican style.
The artist, as he says himself, always tries to share and draw something that has a deep meaning, it must not be reduced to a strange doodle.
Although most of the time, he tries to make people not notice the mystical and twisted messages hidden in his illustrations.
His technique is mixed, the last of his artwork in Adobe Illustrator, but Jorsh Peña strongly believes in the importance of starting his project and drawing first on paper.
“It’s the root of any solid work”, he explains, drawing on paper conveys a unique emotion to him, a sort of magic, from a sheet of paper he manages to transform something ethereal into something real.