Brazilian illustrator Paola Saliby has a style that seems to fit perfectly into the world of contemporary communication. It is no coincidence that her art has been chosen by publisher such as the New York Times and the Washington Post and by companies like Spotify.
Now Saliby is based in Lisbon, the city where she moves one year ago, but her “emotional, playful and dreamy” style takes a lot of inspiration from his years in Brazil. Dreaming is an important element in her artistic production, the fruit of her studies in psychoanalysis and her passion for literature and the natural world, a trunkful of experiences that is brought to life with a vivid colour palette and irregular shapes that create a constant idea of movement and involvement with the subjects represented.
Human behaviour is one of the other aspects behind the visual research of Paola Saliby, who also experiments a lot with analogue techniques and painting tools, although her projects are mainly digital.
Magic, giants, characters hugging and kissing, gentle nature such as flowers and vegetables, but also frightening, with floods and windstorms, all told with an unique style and a small spider, a recurring element in the artist’s production.