Lea Woo coaxes delicate polarities from her illustrated interactions. Centering on girls in moments of quiet affection and admiration, the renderings distinction a classic model with trendy topics and a largely gentle coloration palette with spots of bolder hues. “Pink, a incessantly used tone in my works, represents bravery and boldness and inexperienced a detailed relationship with mom nature,” she shares. Grainy, paper-like textures add to the retro really feel of the scenes, which convey a heat tenderness between individuals and the birds, fish, and cats round them.
Primarily based between Shanghai and Hangzhou, Woo attracts stark distinctions between her private works and commissions—current collaborators embrace Burberry and The New Yorker. For the latter, she tends to start out with a sketch that captures the directive, whereas different initiatives are extra instinctive. “I open my coronary heart for all potentialities and sudden ‘accidents,’” the artist tells Colossal. “I gather and save my every day doodles and photos I took for future use. With much less set-ups, extra random preparations, I discover it a lot enjoyable to freely mix completely different components and so they turned out to be harmoniously collectively on the finish.”
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