Pame Pinto Rojas’s Boom of Creativity
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.”
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.