GUNNVOR RASSMUSSEN

Gunvor Rasmussen (f.1981) is an illustrator based in Bergen, Norway, where she also runs a gallery/studio in one of the old houses at the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen.

PHOTO: ROAR ELIASSEN

PHOTO: ROAR ELIASSEN

 

Gunvor studied illustration at Central St. Martins in London and visual communication at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. In 2007 she debuted with a children’s book named “Godnattboka” (The Goodnight Book), which later developed into a series of five books. Besides children’s books, she also works as an illustrator for organizations, stage shows and magazines.

WHALEDANCE (2017)

WHALEDANCE (2017)

 

For Gunvor Rasmussen, illustration has always been her greatest passion. In her illustrations there live all kinds of fantastic creatures, from different types of monsters to animals from mythological legends. Although it is said that eyes are the windows to the soul, Gunvor scarcely draws pupils in the eyes of her characters. Nevertheless, her princes and princesses, vampires and zombies, gnomes and elves are lively and frisky.

GUNVOR'S SHOP I N BERGEN

GUNVOR'S SHOP I N BERGEN

 

Gunvor’s most favoured tools are watercolor with pencil and ink. In 2007 the editor from Skald publishing house found her and together they started the big project of creating an anthology of five Nynorsk (New Norwegian) children’s books. 9 years later, she has five fully illustrated story books consisting about 100 newly written stories and fairy tales under her belt. Among the five books, two have won silver in The Most Beautiful Books of the Year and one Nynorsk children’s literature award. In 2017 two books in the series - “Monsterboka” (The Monster Book) and “Eventyreboka” (The Fairytale Book) - have been translated into Chinese and will be published in China.  

This time, along with illustrations from the books, Gunvor will also present a series of newly developed illustration projects that include a series of works about seafaring culture and the oceans.

THE MONSTER BOOK

THE MONSTER BOOK

 

龚沃儿·拉斯姆森(1981年出生),来自挪威卑尔根的插画家。她同时在世界文化遗产布吕根码头的老木屋中经营着一家个人工作室/画廊。她曾就学与伦敦的中央圣马丁艺术与设计学院,学习插画艺术,并在卑尔根艺术设计学院学习视觉传达。2007年她在儿童故事集《晚安书》中首次亮相,后来这个项目发展成了五本书的系列,全部由龚沃儿插绘。除了儿童读物之外,她也为各种商业组织、舞台剧和报刊杂志画插画。

对龚沃儿来说,插画一直是她最热爱的事业。在她的插画中,出没着各种神奇的生物:从各种各样的怪物到神话传说中的动物。虽有俗话说眼睛是心灵的窗户,但龚沃儿很少为她的角色画眼珠,尽管如此她笔下的公主和王子、吸血鬼和僵尸、小矮人和精灵仍然个个栩栩如生活灵活现。

龚沃儿最擅长使用铅笔、墨线和水彩。2007年,斯卡尔德出版社的编辑找到了她,她们一起计划了一个五本一套的新挪威语儿童故事书合集项目。九年后她带来了五本全彩手绘插图、集结了近100个原创新故事的儿童故事书。五本书中两本分获当年挪威最美图书银奖一本获新挪威语儿童文学奖。2017年,该系列中的两本书——《怪物书》和《童话书》翻译成中文在中国出版。

这次,除了儿童故事书中的插画,龚沃儿还带来了一系列新作,包括一些以海洋生物与航海故事为背景的插画作品。

肖像摄影师:罗阿·埃利亚森