How do artists work during their travels? What comes into existence, and what do they share on Social Media? @scope shows notes and papers of travelling artists. This time, we follow an illustrator through Japan.
#2: Grace Helmer, a British artist, likes colourful motives and the new in everyday life. She was born in Brighton and studied Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. Today she is a member of “Day Job Studio”, an artist collective in London. Back in 2013, Grace Helmer was “Student Illustrator of the Year” of Victoria & Albert Museum.
Some of her clients are Apple, Google, HarvardX, The Washington Post, Vogue (US), Marie Claire (France), and Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
Right now, Asia is waiting. Grace and her colleagues travel to Hong Kong first. When the Chinese New Year begins on February 18. According to the Chinese astrology it is a year of the dog. As from February 9, the artists of “Day Job Studios” show new prints and sculptures in Hong Kong. Their topic? Dogs!
Age: 28 years
Home country: England
Country of travel: I’ve recently visited Berlin, and am just about to go to Hong Kong and Japan!
Nice work place abroad: I loved to sketch and paint in Japan after a day of exploring, sitting under the Kotatsu. It was fun to travel all over to see and paint lots of different types of places. On trains I like to just stare out the window and take it all in, to draw from later.
Wonderful moment: During my travel in 2017, I loved zipping through the Japanese countryside on the train, listening to music and just taking in the scenery.