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SVA Student Wenyi Geng's 'Delightfully Warm' Illustrations

From Digital Arts: “Dragons roam freely and boats are paddled across the air in illustrator Wenyi Geng’s form of a utopian world.

Her expansive landscapes are brought to life by intriguing and often lonesome characters whose existence begs a hundred questions like, who are they and where did they come from?

Wenyi uses ink and pen to paint gorgeous environments of surrealism with a warm, autumn-based colour palette.

Although she finds it hard to pin down her exact 'style', she’s heavily inspired by Japanese manga novels and films, nature documentaries, and iconic artists such as Moebius and Matsumoto Taiyou.

Wenyi is finishing her final year of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at New York City's School of Visual Art (SVA), but she has already gathered an impressive number of illustrations that reflect her cultural background, whether subconsciously or not. Wenyi was born in Japan but grew up in China before studying in New York City.

We speak to Wenyi about her creative process, biggest inspirations, and how living in New York City—'one of the best places for artists in the world'—has influenced her aesthetic..." (For the interview and more images, click here)

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