Myriam Van Neste // Illustrator

Our Artist/ Designer of The Week is the brilliant Myriam Van Neste! Based in Quebec City, Canada, she creates fun and experimental illustrations, collaging mixed media materials and methods. We got in touch with her and found out about her other artistic skills, studies and learned of her story which lead her to the Illustrator she is today…

MyVN_mountains

I actually started making illustrations quite recently. I was trained as a sculptor, first studying in Montreal, Canada, then pursuing a Masters degree in Environmental Art in Helsinki, Finland, at the Aalto University of Art and Design. After my studies, my practice shifted from public art to experimenting with illustration. I was drawn to the playful and spontaneous nature of this new media for me. The colorful, minimalist and unique Scandinavian design culture that was part of my everyday life in Finland then started to inspire my new body of work.”

 

“My process is very intuitive and impulsive, so I never quite have a fixed idea when I start”

“Each of my illustrations and mixed media prints starts with a collage. I work with both color paper and old black and white photographs. My process is very intuitive and impulsive, so I never quite have a fixed idea when I start: I play with shapes and colors and textures until a composition or landscape comes to life. The final collage is then scanned and digitally manipulated to get really crisp forms and rich vivid colours.”



 

Find out more about Myriam Van Neste…

Website

Instagram // @helsinkimonamour

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