Alina Filipoiu is an architecture student from Bucharest, and has been an illustrator for about an year now. Here she shares her latest work with Hunger TV.
HOW DID IT ALL BEGAN?
My fascination with art began when I was a little girl and I realised that my imagination was more vivid than other children my age. I went to art classes in my home town for 2 years and then I started to draw just about anything, from my obsession with hands and ballerinas, to old people portraits and houses. Everything around me was magical and I just had to immortalize it.
Illustration is the way I express myself naturally, I can’t say I chose it, it just happened. I paint too but I like to experiment a lot and illustration and digital art I feel that it has no boundaries in my vision.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I think that setting out to “find a style” is sort of pointless and limiting.I think my illustration ‘style’ is always changing and evolving, although there are some elements which I guess I’ve kept throughout; I use a very different colour palettes according to what I want to express. My favourite thing is to find a way to use symbolism in every illustration, even if it’s hard to find the meaning. Everyone should find their own story in a visual image.
WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?
Well if I would to give a full answer I would probably fill a couple of pages. I must admit that my true love has always been Dali, he’s work inspired me from the beginning and it still does. I can stare at his paintings and talk about them for hours and hours and I would still have things left to tell. I wish one day to illustrate “The diary of a genius” by Dali.
WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?
I am always hungry for new things, for beautiful things no matter where they come from.
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