Founder Bestiapeluda Visual Studio:
Mariano Rocky Ríos, art director & animation movies director // Buenos Aires, Argentina, living in Madrid.
Mariano or as his friends like to call him "Rocky" started working early in his life in advertising agencies as an art director for comercial films and graphic ads.
After doing this for over 10 years he decided for a new path and started to study tradicional animation at the University of Avellaneda (IDAC) with complementary studies of illustration, photography and silkscreen.
Next stop was the brasilian market where he started to work for production companies and motion graphics studios as a freelance director (which he keeps doing until today).
Soon after this he decided to found his very own production and animation studio in Buenos Aires: Bestiapeluda Argentina was born.
In 2010 Bestiapeluda expanded to Europe with opening a new head office in Madrid working for broadcasts in Iberia and the rest of Europe.
Since then Rocky is dedicating his whole energy and passion to work on tv series, visuals background for concerts, short movies or tv commercial animation for mayor international channels and brands such as Coca Cola, Ford, Mtv Channel, Sony, Disney, NatGeo, AXN, Fox, Nike, Ford, Aboslut, etc..
Influenced by others artists, urban culture, surf and traveling the creative team around Bestia as well developed visuals for important concerts, raves, and festivals in LatinAmerica and Iberia.
As an director he directed and co-directed several music videos for argentine bands and directed and produced shorts animation movies such as "Paper Boy" ¨Ugly People¨ or "Conspiracy of the flies" (currently under development to be presented at the Annecy Festival 2017).
Mariano today lives most of the year in Madrid, from where he manages Bestiapeluda Spain, Argentina and Brasil, working in multiple projects in the contemporary art field, and is always open to start a new project with you on
Bestiapeluda Visual Studio or Bestia Art Gallery.