Paula Duro would have no problem joining the team at Disney or Pixar with these colorful and imaginative illustrations. Featuring indigenous people in magical settings, the Argentina-based artist uses acrylic paint to dazzle viewers’ eyes and put them in a carefree child-like mood. Looking through Duro’s work and not having a smile on your face is a near impossibility.
Interestingly, Paula Duro uses acrylic paint to emulate other media like pastels and airbrushes. It gives her pictures a collaborative quality as she mishmashes rendering styles in a harmonious and visually pleasing way. Seeing a girl seamlessly transition from a flat illustration into a more three-dimensional figure sure is a trippy sight. And the way she always tries to incorporate the beautiful night sky into her work is definitely one of my favorite qualities about her paintings.
Paula Duro Renders Imaginative Pictures Featuring Native People
1. Indigenous Illustration Revival - There is an opportunity for artists and companies to tap into the renewed interest in indigenous art and create products with traditional motifs in contemporary mediums.
2. Multi-media Collaboration - Artists can create innovative works by utilizing a range of mediums to emulate other media, changing styles seamlessly to achieve visual pleasure.
3. Magical Realism - Combining realistic depictions of indigenous people with dream-like settings create a genre of magical realism that can be harnessed in art and film.
1. Art and Design - The art industry can benefit from incorporating indigenous styles and themes into contemporary media, creating a market for unique and original works.
2. Film and Animation - The film and animation industry can use the style and themes from these illustrations to create new content, particularly in the area of magical realism.
3. Fashion and Retail - Fashion and retail companies can incorporate indigenous art into products and marketing campaigns to appeal to a growing audience interested in traditional designs.