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Interview on digital arts

Had the honor of an interview on digital arts magazine.

"Personally, I'm more engaged when the job centres on climate change or social justice. Nevertheless, I don't think that illustration needs such honourable motives to be exciting. The drier the subject matter, the more important it is to make it appealing.
Illustration can be the vital frosting to make something seemingly boring easily digestible. That's what I love about it."

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Feature on Lecture in progress

21 steps to the perfect editorial commission, by The Guardian’s Chris Clarke

I recently worked with Chris on a cover for the Guardian UK. My sketches for this job were used as an example on balancing refinement in the roughs to convey the concept.

"An example of successful roughs: “Ari Liloan’s roughs communicate in a refined way, with enough detail behind the concept, but still leaving room for interpretation.”

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Interview on PAGE magazine

My very first German Interview.

"Technik Der Prozess ist ein Bastard aus Erfahrungen im pedantischen Schriftdesign und schlampigen Storyboarding. Ich bin zwanghaft an ein Vektor-Arbeitsumfeld gebunden, da ich jeden Strich jederzeit bearbeitbar halten will. Deswegen arbeite ich auch 100% digital, selbst die Skizze entsteht in Photoshop. Es ist jedoch weniger mein Kontrollzwang als analoge Inkompetenz. Feinmotorik ist nicht meine Stärke."

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Millerntor Gallery #9

Contributing to the 2019 Millerntor Gallery.
Motto for this year "Art creates water"

I created a print, referencing lady justice.
The claim "Water as a human right" is still not a reality to everyone. In this sense, the symbol of justice, was reinterpreted, as a patron for those who are not yet sufficiently supplied with water. An African woman dressed in traditional patterns with a scale from which water emerges.

Find out more about the gallery here: