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Pame Pinto Rojas’s Boom of Creativity

By Terri Stone

Pame Pinto Rojas’s artwork is strongly graphic. That’s not surprising, considering that she studied graphic design in school. She expanded into fine art about five years ago. In a recent interview, the resident of Quito, Ecuador, told us a bit about her work.

Rojas has a few distinct styles. For her collages, she draws on a large storehouse of images. “I combine them, I cut, I paste, I manipulate them,” she says. Her inspiration can come from anywhere: “It’s about my mood, my feelings, or simply just a boom of creativity.”

a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: nude man with city scene
a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: sailor kissing woman amid city scene
a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: women with fruit faces
a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: space scene
a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: young girls in a space scene
a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: rollerskating women with fox heads
a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: girl with a hamburger

Adobe Photoshop is Rojas’s primary tool when making art. She experiments with various features to achieve the vintage look she loves; for example, she sharpens some bits with the High Pass filter and obscures others by adding noise and blurs. To help the collaged elements harmonize, she adjusts hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast.

Rojas also creates images that appear to be double exposures. She produces the effect using the screen and multiply options in Photoshop’s blending modes.

You can see more of Rojas’s art, and get news on current and upcoming exhibits of her work, by following her on Instagram or Facebook. She also has many images on flickr.

a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: woman with telephone-dial face.
Pame Pinto Rojas uses Adpbe Photoshop to create striking collages and double exposures
Pame Pinto Rojas uses Adpbe Photoshop to create striking collages and double exposures
a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: flamingos and dear
a photo montage by Pame Pinto Rojas: giraffe with roses