Bringing unique hand drawings into the home
IKEA has enlisted eleven artists from around the world to contribute to a collection of IKEA posters featuring works drawn by hand. Here is a selection of the artists whose work will be featured.
Hahan is part of a young generation of Indonesian artists greatly influenced by popular culture and underground comics. Themes of rejection and success filter through his highly finished works, he draws inspiration from comics and street art as well as Javanese mythology. Hahan graduated from the Indonesian Institute of The Art, Yogyakarta in 2009.
The art of Hell’O Monsters collective lies in the image of the name the collective has chosen for itself: both joyful and macabre, amusing and frightening, cutesy and brooding, morbid and seductive, absurd and meaningful. Oxymoron and dichotomy are key areas of their work. The collective emerged in the late 1990s as a result of the meeting between Jerôme Meynen, François Dieltiens and Antoine Detaille. They quickly left behind wall art, graffiti letters and spray paint in favour of paper, characters, ink drawings and paint, moving on to sculpture, installations and wall drawing.
Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist currently living in London. He has said that his mindless mistakes inspire many of his humorous illustrations. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work. He works closely with the musician The Coward and in 2011, established Jullien Brothers, a duo specialising in moving image.
Illustrator Joanna Concejo chooses the simplest materials: the graphite pencil, coloured pencils and a sheet of paper to create her intimate drawings. Her pencil traces every hesitation and every tremble of the hand. She was born in Poland and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, her books have been published in numerous countries.
Kevin Lyons is a creative director, designer, illustrator, and founder of NATURAL BORN. He has defined the creative expression for some of the world’s most creative brands; Design Director at Stussy, global Creative Director at Urban Outfitters and Senior Designer for Nike Inc. Under his personal namesake NATURAL BORN — he has produced clothing lines, published and shown worldwide.