“As a child in school, I drew while they were doing literature or history. At the beach with my parents, I drew in the sand. Early influences were Salvador Dalí’s sketches and Pablo Picasso’s Guernica at the museum in Madrid, where I grew up. Later, studying in Paris, I went to an exhibition on and was impressed by his sketchbooks from Africa.
Sketching is a progression of my mind, a way of connecting thoughts. It’s a precious liberty with no limitations, only the edges of the paper. Now we have technology, but without the freedom of sketching, there is no passion. And sketching is a universal language. (I also speak English, French, Italian, and some Portuguese in addition to Spanish.) I have my favorite places in Paris, London, New York, and Tokyo to buy the black pencils I like to use—brushes, too.
This pencil sketch, showing ’s installation for that just appeared at in Milan, took only minutes, yet everything holds together. The pavilion displays Caesarstone laser-cut into shapes at different scales—from masks to furniture and architecture—and assembled like marquetry to create a kaleidoscope effect of colors and patterns, a total world. I chose Stone Age Folk as the name, because all countries have folklore.” –Jaime Hayon