The genius of these Laura Gee paintings lies in its simplistic imagery, which viewers readily empathize with due to their almost pitiful depictions. They aren’t rendered with the technical proficiency of a renaissance artist, but that’s a conscious design choice and they also get viewers to emote in a direct way, making them wholly successful. Couple that with Gee’s inclusion of sad text and you get images that are entirely endearing because of how sorry viewers feel for the subjects in each picture.
Laura Gee is an illustrator and set maker currently residing in London, England. In addition to painting, she also assembles adorable crafts, popup letter scenes and toy-like installations. Going through Gee’s work reminds viewers of their childhood when they created art in elementary school classes purely for the sake of enjoyment.
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