ARTIST OF THE WEEK – ANNU KILPELÄINENJanuary 13, 2015
Born in Finland in 1985 and now a fully-fledged East London dweller, Illustrator Annu Kilpeläinen has long been making a name for herself with her abstract drawings, featuring at a long list of exhibitions including UO favourite, Pick Me Up graphic art festival.
Drawing inspiration from people, landscapes and cars, Annu merges her unique view on surreal subjects with a vibrant and intense colour palette – warming up your eyeballs during these cold winter months.
“It’s fun to think of things in real life as slow-motion film clips, and focus on what is happening in the surrounding world to create a form of ‘screenshot’ artwork. I tend to favour clashing a lot of colours together as it adds extra tension to my illustrations.” – Annu Kilpeläinen