I'm an illustrator specialized in drawing and painting by hand, mostly portraits. My background is in book design, and I still get immense inspiration from great stories. I work internationally and enjoy collaborating.
Ana (*1993), situated between an idealist wanting to change the world by great concepts and a pessimist firmly believing in our imminent death, currently works on the creative advertising industry. Lately, Ana is haunted by anguish which lusts in (an artistic) practice of inertia, fear, and parabolas of listing meandering thoughts and free associations. Finding herself researching on the topics of productivity and emotional labor, she boils down writings for the sake of it, further elevating her scribbles with design mastery. During the day, particularly from 9 to 5, or later, Ana is a productive producer, always eager for the next task mask. Her works have been exhibited in the privacy of her home and thoughts, some museums such as Het Nieuwe Instituut and EKKM and monthly paychecks. Ana has been ⅓ of we need to talk — an experimental editorial approach to talking as a way of curating. Ana still likes to talk on the phone.
Johannes Romppanen is a self thaught portrait and documentary photographer. Besides working on his own projects he shoots for international magazines like Monocle, Case da Abitare, Sunday Telegraph, NEON.