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Martina Merlini Creates Images That Fuse Shapes and Figures

By: Ana Lopez - Published: Dec 7, 2011 • References: cargocollective and juxtapoz
The metaphorical illustrations by Martina Merlini are a mixture of geometrical shapes with organic figures. The Italian illustrator creates an interesting kind of art where hues, patterns and creatures are harmoniously combined together into a single image.

Viewers encounter an artistic style that beautifully merges diverse worlds. For example, she uses animals like rats, cats, birds and bunnies and fuses them with brusque lines, triangles and hexagons. Additionally, she makes her drawings 2D, which adds more layers of meaning to an already rich collection. Her palette of colors is also worth mentioning, as she plays with dark hues like black and bold tonalities like yellow and red, all combined in a series of stunning streaks of colors.

Since an early age, Martina Merlini knew that she wanted to be an illustrator, especially for kids books.