Nicole Rifkin and her melancholic and colorful illustrations
Nicole Rifkin lives and works in Brooklyn as an illustrator, creating fantastic works that focus on the female figure in today's world.
Beautiful women, strong women, safe women, but always alone. They are the protagonists of Nicole Rifkin‘s illustrations, a young artist who lives and works in Brooklyn from more than ten years. It is the city, its lights and its atmosphere that inspires the artist, who offers an all-female vision of the world.
In addition to the subjects, never taken for granted, the aspect that most intrigues Nicole’s works is the style she has chosen to speak to her audience. We are faced with illustrations in which colors are of great importance, but are never exaggerated or too many, and are used to create a sharp contrast between light and shadow.
Nicole Rafkin’s modus operandi foresees a first design phase developed on paper and a second realization phase during which the artist relies on digital.
When the work is finished, the illustrations give a portrait of a small glimpse of our world, but with an atmosphere that recalls the police of the 90s, creating a sort of bewilderment in the viewer who invites him or her to continue to look at them.
Discover a selection of Nicole Rafkin’s illustrations in our gallery.