Malika Favre is a French artist based in London and she believed that “Less is More”. Her bold and minimal style often described as Pop Art meets OpArt. Which is a striking lesson in the use of positive/negative space and colours.
Malika has been drawing since very young and always seemed to be obsessed with the female body. She loved curves and organic shapes as much as she loved colours. She drew inspiration of beauty in the simplicity from her own illustrations. Over the years, Malika developed her own style by pairing her illustrations more and more until it became some sort of manifesto. She is influenced by many things like people to things to books. But overall, she is influenced by beauty: from a building to a street market. as long as there are colours or interesting lines she will be drawn to it.
The French graphic designer Malika Favre‘s distinct and often very sexy style has made her one of the world’s most sought-after commercial illustrators. In addition to her personal creations, she works for clients around the world—publications such as the New Yorker and Vogue, as well as international brands like Sephora.
I like the idea of how she composes her visual with the techniques of narrative, light and shadow, optical tricks and bold colour palette. There are layers of meaning for a simple visual art she created. Her works are clean and simple and allow people to get the message directly. She keeps the image evocative and mysterious, leaving space for people to imagining yet she is able to bring out the message straight to the point.
Jerome, G. (2018). A little film about… Malika Favre [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb4DboP0Rww&ab_channel=Jeromedegerlache
Malika Favre interview. (2013). Retrieved 25 September 2020, from https://www.designboom.com/art/malika-favre-interview/
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