Dreams are a recurring influence for the Taiwanese illustrator Lulu Lin, and just a brief look at her art will reveal why. Her illustrations – created on an iPad using Procreate – are surreal and sometimes nightmarish scenes that often focus on the human body in contorted and exaggerated forms. Eyes are wide and white, lips are fat, chins are ballooned, and the folds of the skin become like canyons. In her interview with us, Lulu revealed that these visions come from her own dreams and observations of her body, and spoke about how she likes to scrutinize her sense of self in the art she creates. Lulu attended the Design School Kolding in Denmark, where her masters thesis investigated the idea of using dreaming as a mode of communication.
“Dreams are fascinating... they archive the intangibles and the restricted impulses.”