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Jiashen Han

 

She aims to draw attention to beauty in women and fashion world. 

"I am an illustrator and graphic designer based in Stockholm who creates art combining fashion, women and all types of beauty for commercial use as well as private clients. With a passion for colour and shapes, I started to draw at a very early age. I studied textile and fashion in both China and Sweden. After further study on fashion illustration programme hold by London college of fashion, I decided to follow a career path as illustrator and graphic designer. 

Since I work in the fashion industry, it is natural for me to combine fashion and women in my creative process. I like to use traditional medium such as oil, acrylic and ink. I also like to create digital art by Procreate and adobe softwares to explore limitless possibilities. For me, the most fun part of a creation process is that I can never know what will come out in the end. That is the magic power of creation. My artwork mainly features in women. (I was invited as local artist at Italian luxury fashion brand Bottega Veneta “The Art of Gifting” Christmas event in Stockholm. I designed greeting cards with 5 motives which feature star products and hand-illustrated the greeting cards on site."

Q. Tell us about yourself and how you came to be an artist…

A. I started to draw at very early age. I was a quiet child and the best thing for me was to sit in a corner, observe, dream. I studied textile and fashion. In year 2009, I moved from China to Sweden and since the new lauguage was not effective to communicate, I picked up my brush again. Until I joined a ”Fashion Illustration'' program held by London College of fashion, I just can't stop creating and then I decided to follow a path as illustrator and graphic designer. I started to post my artworks on social media and then one friend, two friends, strangers start to ask me if my art is for sell. This encourages me a lot and here I am :)

 

Q. Describe your work in three words…

A. Feminine, Color, Soulful

 

Q. When do you make your best work?

A. I make best work when I am totally relaxed.

 

Q. What influences do traditional cultures have on your work?

A. I use a lot bold color in my paintings. That might be the traditional cultures influence on me.

Q. Silence or sound while creating? If sound, what?

A. Silence. I need to completely focus on what I am drawing or painting and I like to talk to myself in mind when I am creating.

 

Q. Artist whose career you covet?

A. Everybody's career path is unique in its own way and to have a ''role model'' can be both inspiring anddangerous. By following role models, one can easily get lost. I just paint, paint, paint, and see what happens.

 

Q. Is art making therapeutic for you?

A. Yes, it is my meditation.

 

Q. What are you most proud of?

A. When I decided to give up full time job and follow my heart to do what I truely love to do. Fortunately things are going to the right direction.

 

Q. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

A. In my studio. Painting on big canvas or on the wall with my kid.

Q. If you could travel anywhere to create for a while, where would you go?

A. Japan or Italy.

 

Q. If you could have a drink with one artist, who would it be?

A. Egon Schiele, Henri Matisse,Tamara De Lempicka are my three favarite artists who inspire me a lot, but I guess I rather sit next to them and watch how they paint instead of having a drink with them. If I would socialize with great artists, I wish to have an experiece like in the movie ''Midnight in paris''. 

 

Q. What messages or emotions do you hope to convey to your audience?

A. My favorite fashion designer is Miuccia Prada. Once she said, ''What you wear is how you present yourself to the world. Fashion is instant language.'' I am another kind of translator who translate fashion language into paintings in my own way.

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