YELLOW LEAVES KID

The fine-line illustrations of emerging artist Lorenzo Raimondo explore a realm where beings and flora intertwine into a unified whole. While some works depict more cognizable expressions, others showcase their creator’s masterful form in more abstract shapes, allowing everyone to connect their own dots. Read today’s interview to learn more about Lorenzo’s inspirations and plans for the future.

Can you delve deeper into the concept of “Yellow Leaves Kid” and its imaginative world? What inspired you to create a realm where weird creatures, flowers, and other beings come to life, and how do you see this world evolving in your future works?

Is it escapism? Is it a god complex? I’m not sure, but I bet many many new creatures will inhabit these imaginary lands, and hopefully this world will soon have a background too. So far, they’ve been living in a white space… I’m working on it!

Your illustration style features thin lines and soft colors, with themes revolving around floral motives transitioning into human figures or fantastical creatures. What draws you to this particular aesthetic, and how do you believe it enhances the storytelling aspect of your work?

It comes from the many forms of art I always try to surround myself in.

The merging of flora and fauna is a prevalent theme in your work. What significance does this fusion hold for you, and how does it contribute to the overall narrative and atmosphere of your illustrations?

I think it’s very personal, it’s my way of saying stuff. I tell a specific story through the merging of multiple things like insects and leaves with humans. Everything is a symbol – I use this method to remind myself of events, like a diary.

You mentioned that your sensibility in the artistic field comes from hikes with your dog and the influence of an entomologist teacher from your childhood. How do these personal experiences manifest in your art?

When you go hiking, you always find something nice to stare at, and even the little boring things can be translated into beautiful shapes and drawings. It’s very inspiring to go find references in nature.

Currently focusing on narrative pieces and aiming to work on murals, graphic novels, and illustrations, could you share more about your creative process and the themes you are exploring in your current projects? Any hints about upcoming narratives or characters we can expect to see?

I was never a fan of comic books, manga or graphic novels, but lately I’ve been eating and chomping them one after the other, so I have big projects in this area coming soon! It’s such a cool medium, just like murals, because you can go big and gestural. They interest me in different ways.

How do you see your artistic style and themes evolving over time? Are there specific goals or milestones you aspire to achieve on your artistic journey?

Just to experiment more with different mediums, but also to finish a product, because so far I have never felt ready to do it, but I’m slowly building up my confidence.

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Bio

Lorenzo Raimondo comes from a small town in northern Italy. He studied fine arts and illustration in Florence, and is still studying there. His artistic sensibility comes from hiking with his dog, and the love for insects established by an entomologist teacher he had as a child. He is currently focusing on narrative pieces and aims to work on murals, graphic novels and illustrations.

Credits

Artist / Lorenzo Raimondo

https://www.instagram.com/yellow.leaves.kid/

Interview / Markéta Kosinová

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