We are very proud to sell a unique selection of illustrations at our Hutspot Rotterdam store, all created by different local creatives. To put them in the spotlight, we’ve asked five Rotterdam based illustrators to drop by and show you how they work. You will be able to meet the illustrators in person and ask them to make you a tailor made illustration, exactly how you like it. So come and visit us in the coming weeks on Saturdays and let that art be made!
Xaviera Altena | CANCELED
This Saturday (25th of March) Xaviera is kicking off the ‘Illustrations at Hutspot Rotterdam by…’ series. The work of Xaviera is known for its typical lines, shapes and bold colors. Most of her work is influenced by both modern and 90’s pop culture and has strong references to for example feminism and internet culture.
Mary and the Locks
Mary and the Locks, or Marianne, is not only an illustrator and designer. She also cuts & pastes, animates, sews, builds, crafts and writes. Basically: she creates. It can turn into anything from a screen-printed poster of the Rotterdam skyline, to an illustration for commercial branding, to a huge film prop sculpture. On april 1st, Marianne will draw your favourite buildings.
Our third Rotterdam based illustrator and graphic designer is Ervin Poot. Ervin is currently studying illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He creates both digital and analog illustrations that always have some kind of oddness to it. Ervin is still exploring within different kind of styles, so expect great diversity! He will be in store on the 8th of April.
Marrit van Nattem
Marrit van Nattem, graduated from Willem de Kooning Academy in 2014, will be drawing in our store on the 15th of April. Besides still illustrations, she lets her work move by animating them and translating them into 3D objects. She can work very precisely with delicate lines by using thin fine liners. On the other hand, she likes to experiment with the process of using gouache. She is fascinated by color combinations, interiors and compositions. The daily routines of people play a major role in her art.
Last but certainly not least, illustrator Ferdy Remijn will be our guest on the 22nd of April. His work contains wild animals and strange elements from nature. The artworks are studies of patterns in the coat and the search for balance and simplicity. The realistic hair for hair drawing brings him close to his subject and enables him to almost crawl under the skin of the animal he is portraying.