Weronika Marianna's minimalist illustrations that strip back the layers of our complex personalities

In her latest series, Layers, Weronika Marianna explores the various complex parts that make up our unique personalities.

Fears, anxieties, expectations, hopes and dreams – these are just some of the elements the Polish artist and designer considers for her minimalist illustrations.

She also sees drawing itself as an emotional process, inspired by real-life events, both good and bad. "Through illustration I search for metaphors of feelings and sensations, giving them a face and body expressions," she explains. "In the course of life, we put on new layers... I recognise these 'layers' and give them shape and colour."

Peeling off these "layers" and recognising a relationship between them is what occupies both Weronika's life and her work.

Currently based in Amsterdam, Weronika's clients include Netflix, Elle, WeTransfer, Goop and Glamour. Besides drawing she's a yoga teacher, hula hoop dancer, co-creator of the Amsterdam edition of Ladies, Wine & Design and co-founder of Szajn, an empowering magazine for polish teenage girls.

Follow her on Instagram for further inspiration.


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