7 illustrators, 7 islands and 7 days. The result is a spectacular travel log which represents in emotional journey around the Canary Islands.
Lava in a variety of earth tones, an assertive and colourful flora and a brilliant blue glow born of the meeting between sky and sea. This is the vision of Lanzarote of the young artist Ekaterina Koroleva. This talented Russian illustrator uses traditional painting techniques mixed with ink, crayon and watercolour to created a portrait of the island focused on the work of César Manrique: Las Salinas and La Graciosa.
Malika's style –based on a simplicity of lines and colours– shines a spotlight on the more spiritual side of Fuerteventura. Geometry, matt colours, deep shadows and –above all– peace and solitude are the key features of the French artist's interpretation of the island. Earth and sky, beach and mountain, men and animals. All coexisting in a harmonious balance.
With one of the most instantly recognisable styles in European illustration, Paula Bonet evokes the different states of mind and the intimate emotions inspired by her journey around Gran Canaria. A journey which uncovered feelings, memories and dreams of the past. Experience and landscape, nature and individual. Contrasts that distil an eminently feminine sensitivity.
Ben Heine uses his particular style –whose influences range from surrealism to pop art– to reinterpret characteristic icons of Tenerife like the Santa Cruz Auditorium, the Los Gigantes cliffs and the Teide. In this project, the Belgian artist takes the human being as the measure of the island's landscape, creating an animated environment which merges fantasy and reality. A highly personal interpretation of the island.
The Swedish illustrator specialised in children's illustration recreates a colourful and optimistic vision of La Gomera, where man lives in perfect harmony with nature. Through his complete mastery of colour, composition and character depiction, he illustrates a universe steeped in childish innocence where the main features are exuberance, abundance, and a fauna and flora depicted in a wealth of detail.
After a career of over 30 years, Steve Simpson continues to have a vital outlook on life and a fresh and fun style inspired by graphic design, typesetting and illustration. And this is the technique he uses to capture his vision of La Palma: Porís de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Fuente Santa… Moments associated to places and sensations, depicted in a spirit of instruction and with large doses of humour to illustrate everything that's worth living for.
With his distinctly advertising-inspired style, Mads Berg places in El Hierro a meditative human being, who lives in a natural setting that defines him as a man, and leads him to an awareness of the finite nature of his condition. An introspective look created using matt colours permeated with misty remnants of clouds and shadows. It's no surprise that his work is featured in the Danish Museum of Art & Design..