The UK based artist Joe Cruz is as elusive as his iconic collage portraits. Pairing found imagery with colorful illustrations, the artist highlights the faces of strangers or misplaced celebrities, showing a style that is distinctive even without knowing the man behind the artwork.
Producing posters, street art, and textiles, Cruz is an emerging name in the art world and the designer behind all the vibrant imagery for W’s Future Rising music series in collaboration with Mixcloud. Keeping up with the artist’s mysterious nature, we challenged Joe Cruz to an intimate visual interview, answering our questions only with his unique and powerful artworks. It may not be conventional, but we’re pretty sure that Cruz’s pictures are worth more than a thousand words.
What was the first thing you learned how to draw?
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO ESCAPE TO?
IF YOU COULD BE ANY ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?