Viennese illustrator Marina Muun translates the world she sees in illustration with a distinct signature style of muted, earthy colors with a dash of pink or a pop of yellow. With a sharp eye for composition and use of space, Muun creates captivating work which has attracted major clients, from the likes of The New York Times, Google, and Wired, to The Washington Post, Tate Publishing, and Buzzfeed. With such an impressive portfolio, Muun possesses a unique skill in interpreting complicated concepts in the most imaginative ways.
Creativity is trying to say something, a manifestation of a person’s expression. When I look at art that I like, it is usually because it spoke to me and said something that I appreciate. It can be just the colors or the combination of the symbols. It is so subtle and abstract, hard to define.
Albeit clearly recognizable, Muun’s style is difficult to compress into few words, as it evolves with each project she works on, whether professional or personal. Besides her affection for a muted color palette and gritty textures, she seems to not follow any single set of rules. Nevertheless, there’s definitely that something special, that magical component that draws the viewer’s eye in, as on closer inspection you can find the details and nuances that reveal something hidden. Muun’s knowledge and undisputed skillset have brought her a successful career in editorial illustration.
Once having described the creative process as solving a puzzle, she thrives when given a challenge. “Creativity is trying to say something, a manifestation of a person’s expression. When I look at art that I like, it is usually because it spoke to me and said something that I appreciate. It can be just the colors or the combination of the symbols. It is so subtle and abstract, hard to define”, Muun explains in an interview with Impact Hub.
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