Longtime colossal readers will recognize the surreal, fictionalized scenes created by. have been illustrated Marija Tiurina (before). If a bizarre mishmash Thoughts from quarantine or a crowded parallel universe in North London, Tiurina’s works are a seemingly endless exploration of mystery, joy and general chaos, themes that the London illustrator continues in her new series Stereogram– the title is a suitcase that contains the “Spanish world for a bouquet of flowers (in my case made of endless objects and limbs) and the ‘-os’ ending that is typical of the worlds of the feminine plural form in the Lithuanian language, ”she says.
Consisting of three wobbling gifs and a longer, scrolling animation, the works deviate from Tiurina’s static paintings and form a playful, peculiar backdrop around three central characters in their unmistakable style. The female characters exude cool disinterest and are surrounded by objects that define their unique personality, including greasy pizza slices, cracked vinyl, and even a disconcertingly severed limb.
To create the dizzying works, Tiurina began drawing and painting the individual elements in watercolor, and after cutting each out, layered them into rich, abstract scenes with a single central figure. Their stereograms or two-dimensional renderings, which give the illusion of greater depth, differ from historical ones stereoscopic images which positioned two photos side by side on a flat plane that were viewed with binocular vision. Instead, the illustrator fuses the two into one glittering visual that appears in three dimensions.
Tiurina recorded her entire process for Stereogramthat you can see in the video below, and you can find more of their jam-packed, sprawling illustrations and Similar to looping Droste effect watercolor on Behance and Instagram. She also sells originals, prints and books over her side, and when you are in Reykjavík, come over SIM stay to see their work in a group exhibition open until May 29, 2021.
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