Featured Artist: Gwendoline Blosse
French illustrator Gwendoline Blosse draws people, animals and landscapes in high colour on her iPad.
I think commenting on the social and politic sphere is the best way of being a critical, relevant artist in the world of today. I like to give significance to seemingly mundane situations in my artwork.
Scrolling through Gwendoline’s blog is like perusing a family album or flicking through the pages of a magazine; each of her characters is given life and personality through her choice of colour and line. The paired down simplicity of her pictures is reminiscent of Julian Opie’s iconic portraits.
A fan of Impressionism and Les Nabis, Gwendoline describes her work as ‘abstract realism’ building up vivid images from everyday life in scribbles and daubs of contrasting colour.