Embedding an admiration for both geometry and pure vector lines beautifully results in the colourful compositions which define Janine Rewell’s fantastical aesthetic. Ever experimenting with medium, Rewell transfers her whimsical illustrations onto an unconventional canvas, decorating the human body and more recently, for her POLVELLA series, choosing plywood and using the water-cutting technique to assemble her latest artwork.
POLVELLA was specifically created for Rewell’s solo exhibitions in Guan Shanyue Art Museum and Yantai City Art Museum, both situated in China. Additionally a satellite exhibition was held at Visavuori Museum in Finland, where the illustration series was exhibited as the decorative wooden art pieces.
The unique approach to the exhibiting of Rewell’s illustrations beautifully enhances the already powerful impact through the three dimensional elements both casting shadows and highlighting the intricate detailing and mesmerising colour palette.
Rewell has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2006, in the ten years previous her sheer talent has been unsurprisingly recognised and praised, as her illustrations escape the page and decorate human bodies, commercial campaigns and art galleries with her instantly recognisable and joyous aesthetic.