Today's Spotlight: Araki Koman
We’ve talked about graffiti and we have covered fine art, so today the spotlight is on the illustrations by Araki Koman. It’s obvious from her appearance that she is from Paris – chic, poised and effortless. At just 30, Araki has lived and travelled internationally, from the UK to Japan and many places in between.
Her travels, along with photography and film, have played a great part in the illustrations that she produces. For the most part, she utilises a neutral black and white colour palette, but even though her artwork looks clean, concise and simple, there is so much more depth and thought between the lines. Araki wants her illustrations to encourage people that there is more to a person that what meets the eye and our appearance shouldn’t define who we are!
The image above is just one example of the character and charisma that exudes from Araki’s work – taken from a collection of images where she illustrates a few of the simple pleasures she enjoys in her daily life.
Before you do anything else, go and follow her of Instagram and get truly inspired!