Recently we had the pleasure of introducing our latest project “A Handsome Rendition”, in which we invited all of you to send through your creative interpretations of our fabulous swim wear. We had an overwhelming and positive response and have seen some amazing talent roll on through. In particular we came across one artist’s interpretation of ‘The Thief’ and ‘The Waddle’ prints and were immediately captivated by his imaginative, inspired and original images.
That artist, is David Delin.
David, a self taught, passionate and poetic illustrator from the wondrous, romantic and culturally artistic France, seeks to create and reveal more than just what appears to the naked eye. He constructs opportunities in which people can view art and learn from it something positive. Being inspired by many talented individuals, from classical artists to street artist, much of David’s work sees him intertwining the worlds of reality and fantasy, almost representative of when the Apollonian force meets the Dionysian mysticism.
His interpretations of ‘The Thief’ and ‘The Waddle’ were inspired by a festive, carnival of Venice, with the opulence and grandeur of Gatsby. The playful yet fine detailed nature of this notion, is reflected in the intricate composition of ‘The Thief’ mask. The contrast of darker and lighter hues creates a sense of mystery and pleasurable merriment, indicative of a time where exuberance through anonymity was coveted. Continuing with the spirit and disposition of David’s concept, the penguin print is transcended into what could become an accessory, to the luxurious carnival costumes of the night. Simply stunning.
To follow the talented David Dellin in his journey to create beautiful poetic illustrations, jump on his website 28162, follow him on twitter @28162 or his Tumblr.
Remember Sweet Wanderers the purpose of art is to wash the dust off the daily life of our souls.
If you’d like to participate – send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your folio – we’ll be choosing a few artists a month to take part.