Franziska Barczyk‘s illustrations strip away depth and bring us into an abstract plane that plays with colour and form, her pictures an exploration of pattern, a timeless world in which people merge and coalesce with their surroundings.
This desire to create a minimal aesthetic, informed by shape and our perception of space, creates an openness that gives us time to pause, a pervasive stillness that allows us to reflect and enjoy the pure colour and geometry of the world we live in. Here’s what she has to say about her work:
I’m interested in compositions where the background and foreground create a graphic look. I create this by merging elements in the foreground to the background and make use of negative space. I use bold colours in minimal settings inspired by shapes and want to explore the feeling of stillness. For this fashion series I exchanged the clothes for abstract shapes and placed the characters in ambiguous surroundings, thereby creating a timelessness.