Clara Selina Bach is an illustrator who makes everything from watercolor drawings, digital illustrations, book bindings and textile patterns. She’s very inspired by colours, shapes, memories and everything she experiences in her daily life.
Conversation with Clara Selina Bach
Where are you from and where do you currently live?
I’m based in Copenhagen, but currently I’m living in Hamburg where I study illustration one semester at the school HAW.
Did you study art in school, if so where?
I am currently studying my master at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. So far my focus has been on illustration and to experiment with my artistic style. Before my bachelor/master I had some classical drawing courses and a photography course.
What inspires you? Any particular artists?
Some of my favourite artists are Jockum Nordström, Tal R, David Hockney and Henri Matisse. I love the way they use colour, the way they arrange their compositions and the way they use people and cultural phenomena in their work in a beautiful, odd, observational, humorous and absurd way.
What are some of the ideas behind your work?
My work is always centred on my fascination with colours and shapes. I like working in a mixture between the abstract and figurative, the naive and the expressive. I am inspired by colours and shapes that I see during my day, cultural phenomena, pop culture and my memories.