Tell us a little about yourself….
I’m Marina, born in Bosnia, but been living in the Netherlands for 20 years. I finished art school about 4 years ago. Lately, I’ve been making more music than drawings. I’m a dreamy person.
What do you do? What inspires you?
My work mainly consists of posters and covers, but I also make animations. I like to combine figurative and abstract worlds that leave space for interpretation. I also like to experiment with different materials. For the past months I’ve been busy with my music project Eerie Wanda and animated a video for one of our songs. It was a super intuitive process and it was really fun.
How did you become an Illustrator?
I guess I just started by making a website and sharing my work online. Also my network grew because of the place where I work: Extrapool in Nijmegen. This is an experimental art space with a wonderful risoprint workspace, where I’m learning how to risoprint at the moment. (For those who don’t know, Risoprinting is a stencil duplication process, similar to screen printing).
And finally, tell us about the chalkboard…?
I drew a man sleeping under a blanket, which is also a landscape. Above you see a night sky with UFOs, planes, zeppelins and stars. This is a reference to all the dynamic things happening at Volkshotel while people sleep. I haven’t worked on this big size in a long time and never with chalk before, so it was a fun experiment. The last time I’ve been in this building about 6 years, when it was completely filled with temporary artist studios. A lot has changed since then… It really seems like a cool place!