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Sandra Jávera A Brazilian Illustrator in New York.

February 3, 2014

Happy February to one and all and a slightly late Happy Chinese New Year to all too : ) It’s going to be an exciting time, starting off with being featured on my agents site as Yellow House Art Licensing‘s artist of the month ! There’s an interview to follow mid month and I’ve created quite a few fresh images which will appear this week too.

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Starting off our second month of the year is the work of Sandra Jávera, a talented Brazilian artist who originally studied architecture.

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Many of her visual references come from the time she was in college, the drawings of the architects that she studied and the artists and illustrators that her and her friends liked. People such as Paul Klee, Matisse, and Saul Steinberg, influence her work. Her little wooden characters are truly eye-catching. I caught up with Sandra as she returned to NYC (which is now her home) and she kindly gave me some more information to accompany these images.

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Sandra says “I always liked making things with my hands, and as I got interested in drawing I took courses in different areas. In illustration, etching, book making, collage. The more I saw other stuff and worked with new materials, the more I was eager to learn something new.” Her work is varied, decorative and exudes charm in many ways.

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“I love children so a lot of what I do is influenced by their universe or what I think is their sense of humour.” I think it works for children and adults alike… quite charming, what do you think Fishink viewers ?

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Again I love the way in which Sandra’s work explores so many different forms and styles.

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“Recently I have started working with ceramics and I am very excited with its possibilities.”, I noticed too, her journey into textile designs and repeat pattern.

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She has wonderful line control and fun filled sketchbooks too.

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“My main focus is illustration but I intend to dedicate myself a lot to ceramics this year. I also plan to illustrate more children’s books.” Wonderful work Sandra. Many thanks for sharing your work and thoughts with us today.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2014 7:19 pm

    Adorei, trabalho lindo mesmo, que orgulho!!!!
    Your work is beautiful, liked everything about…

  2. Melanie Parker permalink
    February 6, 2014 9:21 am

    Congratulations Craig with your agent and being artist of the month! Will they add a link to your Fishink site too? x

    • February 6, 2014 10:30 am

      Thanks Melanie yes good news on all counts : ) I think they’ll mention the Fishink site when they run a Q&A session mid month so that will be great too. Happy Day

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