All art is quite useless wrote Oscar Wilde, meaning that for material purposes art has no use. On a spiritual and intellectual level, however, art has many uses, and we like to think that one of these is to shed light on topics, places and feelings that are difficult to deal with.
An image, an illustration, a photo or a song can often go much further and deeper than words. That is why we will not talk about Mark Conlan at length and try to leave as much space as possible for his work.
Mark Conlan is an Irish illustrator known for his playful style, characterised by flat backgrounds and no use of outlines. To date he has collected numerous collaborations with various names including The New York Times, The Guardian, Airbnb, Coca Cola and Stripe and has over 200,000 followers on Instagram.
Scrolling through his feed you can also see how his style has changed over time, depending on his subjects and external influences.