Would you introduce yourself briefly to the reader. Who are you, where do you create from and how does that play a role in your content?
I am Julian Majin, Artist and Graphic Designer, from Popayán Colombia, I create dream worlds where everything is possible, showing a connection between human beings, nature and everything that makes up the universe, with the intention of bringing messages or reflections to the world what the world is today or what it can become, but with a touch of tranquility and good vibes.
How did you find your voice through collages?
I was always passionate about the visual arts, but it was until I discovered digital artists on instagram with great works that led me to wonder if I was able to create my own works, so one day after leaving my job I decided to create and upload my first post, taking it as a simple hobby that later with a lot of persistence and passion would become my new job and source of income.
What software or medium do you work on?
I use Photoshop and Lightroom, for Premiere and After effects video, and for other types of work I also work in Adobe Illustrator and Indesign.
Your cannabis pieces, among others, are thought provoking works of art, that compose a positive picture of acceptance for the plant. How did you come to include the cannabis plant in your creations?
I have been a consumer for a long time but it never occurred to me to include the plant in my works, until one day I saw the work of Mr. Babies (one of my favorite artists), an analogous collage artist, who sometimes includes the plant in his creations, which opened my mind to many more possibilities where I could transmit the important value that marijuana has in society, more than anything else as a visual and creative stimulant.
Do you find inspiration in cannabis consumption? Do you find that it affects your level of creativity? What would you like to share with us on that?
Each mind and organism has a different tolerance to the plant, and although it seems ironic, in my case, when it is consumed, it makes me high very quickly, making me deconcentrate a little, it helps me to relax my mind after the creative process, but I know cases of friends Where the plant stimulates them in favor of their activities, then it can be said that everything depends on your body.
Your pictures paint an apocalyptic, yet calming scenario – a subject within a subject. Are you influenced by the global pandemic we are going through at the moment?
Yes of course, this whole situation has made me reflect on how humanity is so fragile and that at any moment we can disappear, be it by natural disasters, by ourselves or even by a microscopic being, then I wanted to reflect that contrast between the destruction and fragility, as the human sees their destruction every day but seems not to care, and it is exactly that selfish sharing that may lead us to a not so promising future.
How are you keeping up your creativity during these challenging times? Any influencer tips for the reader?
Despite the difficulties we are going through worldwide, Isolation has had a positive factor in my work, since I have more free time and therefore more desire to take advantage of it, I have managed to practice and learn much more and focus on things much more important for my future, my advice is to make the most of it This free time that this pandemic is giving us, focus on doing what you like the most, practice and be very consistent with your projects, share your process with the world, and above all do not lose the passion and dream you want to achieve, all the Effort sooner or later will be rewarded, I assure you.
Any last thoughts you wish to share with us?
This whole situation that mother earth is giving us is a lesson for everyone, and I think it is a good time to create a collective message through art, the world we knew may not be the same again, but we can make it a Little better, then let’s start spreading positive messages or transgressors that touch the psyche of people towards positive change. Finally do not stop creating.