Khairunisa Helmi U1730864L
The Artist that inspires me with her work is Polly Nor. Born and raised in London, Polly is a contemporary freelance surrealist artist that graduated with a degree in illustration from Loughborough University in the UK. The design works she is most known for are her hand-drawn and digital illustration works on social media. She is even commissioned to work for well-known brands such as Gucci, Dr Martens. The Illustration style she goes for, warts- and -all drawing style that portrays features or qualities that are not appealing or attractive. The Images are bold in their colours and strong in their use of black line works. Documenting her relationship with herself, by visualising thoughts and feelings as physical beings ‘demons’
Her drawings of women and their demons entwine themes of identity, sexuality and emotions. Her Illustrations often tell stories of complicated relationships, mental health and the struggle for self-acceptance in the internet-age using negative emotions such as Frustration, anxiety, and sadness to fuel her creativity. Polly expands her works to various forms, from accessories, books, stickers and T-shirts. She even has three solo exhibitions in London. In one of the exhibitions called “It’s Called Art Mum, Look It Up” included a full collection of the digital illustrations, alongside original ink drawings, sculpture work and an immersive installation room. Her exhibition was a success. What I have learned from Polly are, not all designs are created based on something perfect, sometimes you just have to work on the imperfections and turn it into an impactful outcome. There will always be potential and opportunities for you to expand your work even beyond what you started with. You just have to see where it could go and how far it can be pushed.