Understated illustrations straddle the border between fine art and design

in Inspiration / Illustration

When gazing at this set of illustrations by multidisciplinary artist Agata Wierzbicka, two things strike me. Firstly, how beautiful the minimal clothing elements are – just a hint of puffa jacket immediately makes the collection feel on-trend and fashion-led – and secondly, the sheer amount of talent displayed in Agata's unique style.

After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture at Warsaw University of Technology, Wierzbicka went on to complete projects that follow the principle that ‘less is more’ – characterised by an economy of artistic means, compositional clarity, and subtlety rather than overstatement.

She strives for purity in her formal compositions, which results in extremely expressive and magnetic while simultaneously delicate works.

The artist focuses invariably on human subjects that both interact with the canvas space whilst also acting as its main theme. Wierzbicka focuses on what matters most to her: emotions, movements, silhouettes.

Her works are like snapshots of the moments between daily routines, and they draw the viewer's attention to the transience and beauty of these instances.

Many of the works are inspired by fashion, often out on the streets. According to the artist, this fashion represents "the manifested talent and incredible creativity of fashionistas. They are not people dressed in trendy top-down outfits – these are artists, emphasising their own individuality. Fashion has a great strength in its transience." Discover more at agatawierzbicka.com.

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