Siyu Chen‘s illustrations are very much in the vein you’d expect of a Chinese illustrator – that style is there, that wonderfully exuberant mix of traditional and contemporary illustrations that are ubiquitous in both China and Japan.
Chen is now working in Germany after studying in Beijing and New York. East and West, traditional and contemporary, analog and digital it creates a tension, a juxtaposition, a conflict that creates altogether something new. Here’s all I could find out about her:
I’m an illustrator. I was born and grew up in China. I went to Tsinghua University in Beijing studying graphic design. Then I went to New York to attend MFA illustration at The School of Visual Arts. I make illustrations for books, magazines and newspapers. I draw with brush and ink, colour digitally.Currently I live in Germany and I work internationally.