Bursting from the Nordic darkness with bright, elaborate drawings depicting moments of action, Annu Kilpelainen is a master of colour. Think sophisticated ‘colour by number’, Annu uses the flatness of the humble posca pen to her advantage. Pulling you into a dreamland of screenshot-esque pictures, Annu forms a view of the world which is overtly dazzling and kaleidoscopic.
Bright, beautiful & psychedelic
Working entirely from her head her influences span obscure documentaries, Japanese art and of course Tove Jansson. Much like the flow of a movie, Annu takes us across a dreamy colour world of shape, pattern, cars and glimpses of human contact. This, combined with a vibrant, almost psychedelic palette feeds the viewer with an extraordinary visual feast.
I always start with doodles or sketches then play with colour. After that I just work intuitively