Araki Koman’s illustrations are unique in their simplicity. With raw lines, organic shapes, and a limited color palette, she focuses mostly on dynamic female subjects.
“Drawing women is natural for me as this is the subject I know best,” she explained in an interview with Creative Boom. “I also love drawing men, places, and objects but I am most known for my women, so this is what I get the most commissioned for.”
Her work is influenced by spirituality, slow living, visual anthropology, and multicultural experiences. Currently based in Bali, Indonesia, she has lived, worked, and studied in France, UK, China, Canada, Iceland, Denmark, USA, Japan, and Indonesia.
“Minimalism and simplicity are at the core of how I choose to live my life and therefore transpire into my work,” she shared. “Moving a lot led me to minimalism. Whenever I had to move across countries with one or two suitcases, I had to decide what was worth bringing along.”
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