Meet Benjamin Flouw and his eloquent imagination
This week we have the pleasure of marvelling at the great illustrations by Benjamin Flouw. His style is a mesmerising combination of flat surfaces and geometrical shapes softened with paper-like textures and heavenly sweet colours. It’s no wonder that his influences run from mid-century illustrators like Miroslav Sasek or Mary Blair to 90′s low-poly video games. Today we have Benjamin to share his words on style finding and honing in on illustration.
Hi, please tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Benjamin Flouw. I grew up in the south of France between grape fields and pine forests. I now live in Paris and spend my time trying new chicken recipes, taking care of the jungle growing in my flat and trying to make people smile with my silly drawings.
How did you get into the illustration industry?
After graduating from Supinfocom, a CG film school in France, I realised that what I loved the most was creating nice pictures, whatever the medium or the tool. Illustration is the fastest way to achieve that in my opinion, that’s why I went naturally into it, but I also really enjoy making animation films, photographs, etc…
Could you share some tips with our readers about finding and developing one’s style?
According to me, the thing is to always explore and try new tools and new techniques. And sometimes you’ll get to something interesting that you and people around you might like. Once you get there, the deadliest trap is to do the same thing over and over again. You need to analyse what makes the essence of that style and apply it to something different. I think it’s really important to play with the limitations and to try working on a limited palette, a limited angle, or to have no curves or no angles, also to look at other people’s work and analyse how they synthesise information and details.
How do you think being featured on Kuvva platform will help you?
Kuvva is already featuring some extraordinary and inspiring artists. I think being featured amongst them will help my work be seen by new people and maybe push me into working on new image formats.
Do you have any future projects in mind?
I always have a few things on board. I’m having a few ideas for a TV show and I’d really like to direct a music video as well.
Thanks for the chat!
Thanks you !
Feel free to scroll down to see what great work Benjamin has for sale on Kuvva!“Apple And Pear” “Burger And Fries” “Cactus On Corgie” “Dogpals” “End Of The World” “Team Travelling” “Fox Thinking” “Team Breakfast” “Socks On Whippet” “Seashells Collection” “Seagazing” “Rivers Little Terrors” “Prairie” “Oranges And Juicer” “Log And Axe” “Leaves Collection” “Guitar And Harmonica”