Creating mystical, feminine and fabulously bold work is Latvian illustrator, graphic designer and printmaker Agnese Taurina. Printing being her favourite mode of expression and signature medium, the designer takes her audience to a sensual and magical world. A recent Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Taurina currently works between Riga and London on editorial, book design and various fashion projects. Inspired by Eastern mystics, womanhood, cultural layers of the past and the V&A Museum, Agnese Taurina presents her latest series of art prints.
This piece depicts a Himalayan Tiger. The Sanskrit text in Devanāgarī script, “Nara-śārdūlaḥ”, is an epithet often seen in classical Sanskrit literature describing an eminent person. It literally means “tiger among men” or “man-tiger”.
Taurina also challenges and discusses political issues within her illustrations, when descibing her Nature/Culture art print series. ‘[This collection] explores our relationship to nature and the advance of technology which has allowed humans to dominate nature, and at the same time created nostalgic longing for nature. However, the contemporaries are not ready for the challenges that untamed nature pose. Therefore, the nature must still be ‘culturalised'”.
You can check out her work via her website or Instagram!