There are stories that don’t need words to be told, just an image. But that image must have a strength and an impact that equals that of thousands of sentences. The undertaking is not easy, but it is not impossible either, and Cornelia Li‘s wonderful illustrations are proof of this.
Cornelia Li is a Chinese illustrator born in Toronto, where she still lives and works today. Her passion for art has always been part of Cornelia’s life, leading her to follow an artistic path also at OCAD University. During the courses she became passionate about conceptual illustration, fully discovering the expressive possibilities of drawing.
Inspired by everything she has done and continues to do in her life, Cornelia Li’s works are inspired by fairy tales such as “Alice in Wonderland”, by artists such as Magritte and Dalí, but also by the news and current events.
What never changes is a vintage cut that blends perfectly with skillfully balanced colors, neither too light nor too marked. The result gives life to a graceful and affordable world that adapts to every theme, making even the most delicate ones “digestible”. Precisely for this reason, in addition to personal projects, the young artist is often engaged in illustrations for both magazines and books.