Camila Rosa
@ Camila Rosa
10 artists you should follow in 2022
Illustration
12 August 2022
2022 has started and in La Colectiva we can’t stop adding artists to those we’d love to work with. It’s a great moment for illustration and maybe it’s that we’ve returned to sunny Malaga where it feels like it’s Spring or maybe it’s the fact that we’ve come across a load of artists that have blown our minds recently, but we’re buzzing. Why not draw up a list with our new favorite artists and share it with the world? We wish all this talent brightens your mood as it did ours. Here you have a bunch of artists we think you should definitely follow this 2022.
Jeffrey Cheung illustration

Jeffrey Cheung

I got to know Jeffrey’s work through his skate brand Unity and his art became so much of an obsession that my wife gave me one of his skateboard decks as an engagement ring for our wedding (I kid you not!).

His artwork celebrates queer identities and non-normative bodies, and his activism goes beyond his illustrations, participating in numerous queer skate projects in the Bay Area community, such as There Skateboards or Queer Skate Date, that seek to create a safe space for all identities and young skaters.

In the past few months Jeffrey has exhibited in art galleries around the world: Brussel’s Alice Gallery, New York’s Jack Hanley or Paris’ Bim Bam Gallery.

Cinta-Arribas

Cinta Arribas

Cinta is one of my favorite Spanish artists. She studied Fine Arts in Salamanca and completed her training in Kassel (Germany). 

Her character curves and deformations provide her work with an overwhelming personality and I was hooked from the first minute.

She has worked for clients such as El País, Babelia or Tentaciones, and her works include Sleeping Funny Princess (Whos Got My Tail, 2020), My Best Friend Sometimes (Power House, 2020),  I Hate Everyone (Power House, 2018) or Pequeña&GRANDE Gloria Fuertes (Alba Editorial, 2017).

“True stories are important, and people seem to relate to them a lot more. People’s willingness to share their personal experiences is very inspiring, and although it comes with great responsibility, it is definitely more rewarding.”

Art Queer Habibi

Art-Queer-Habibi

Art Queer Habibi

Art Queer Habibi is an anonymous artist that has become well known on Instagram showcasing diverse gender expressions and queer love in the Arab world.

In order to create the scenes, the artist draws inspiration both from their personal life and experiences shared by their followers: the daily life radicalism. In a recent interview for Plastik Magazine, the artist states that “true stories are important, and people seem to relate to them a lot more. People’s willingness to share their personal experiences is very inspiring, and although it comes with great responsibility, it is definitely more rewarding.”

Marbie-Princess

Marbie Princess

Same as Cheung, I came to Marbie through skateboarding and I fell in love both with her skateboarding style and her artwork. 

As a trans activist, she’s also involved in skate projects that promote safe spaces for the queer community such as There Skateboards.

Marbie creates collages that we can now enjoy on skateboards and risograph printing. Hopefully soon too in giclée on our website! 

Nacho Eterno

Nacho Eterno

Tattoo artist, illustrator and muralist, Nacho Eterno has created such a personal aesthetic universe that it’s impossible to mistake him for somebody else. His characteristic figures stand out in artwork where the use of color is prominent, becoming almost a main character.

Influenced by artists such as Depero, Brauner or Henri Bruce, his inspiration comes mostly from ancient cultures: Pre Columbian, Peruvian, Mexican and African indigenous art are core in his imaginary.

Maria Medem

María Medem

María is a Spanish illustrator and comic book artist. The use of color, the lines, the shapes… Everything in her illustrations transmits a calmness that evokes moments of absolute peace. To me, it’s like being in a cove watching the sunset after the last swim of the day.

With her comic book Cenit (Apa Apa, 2018) she won the 37th Comic Barcelona’s Newcomer Author award and the ACDComic’s Best Emerging Author award.

Camila Rosa usually depicts women in her work and is described as an artist that advocates for diversity representation in art, influenced by political artists from the civil rights movement and the underground/punk scene in the 80s.

Camila Rosa

Camila Rosa

Camila is a Brazilian artist with a high social and political content in her works. She entered the world of illustration alongside a street art collective composed of women. Even though her current work focuses on illustration and graphic design, she’s also developed her work as a muralist. 

She usually depicts women in her work and is described as an artist that advocates for diversity representation in art, influenced by political artists from the civil rights movement and the underground/punk scene in the 80s.

Ruth Mora

Ruth Mora (Mean Machine)

This chicanx artist from the LA area is already well known on Instagram thanks to their colorful and punk spirited illustrations.

Among their characters we can often see dead surfers, skaters, witches, demons and lots of leather and BDSM; always playing with critique and sarcasm, and doing something akin to comic books with their style and narrative.

Judit Canela

Judit Canela

Judit Canela is a Barcelona artist that works as a freelancer between illustration and graphic design. Nowadays you can find her artwork in publications, advertising or even textile, as in for example the rug she made in collaboration with Rugs Boutique, a weaving studio based in Rajasthan (India), where all the rugs are entirely handmade using traditional, sustainable methods and materials.

Ele Zissou

Ele Zissou

Elena González was born in a little town of Salamanca (Spain) and after some time working as a graphic designer she decided to move towards the world of illustration and muralism.

Her creations are colorful and feature animals and other fantastic characters, through whom she tells stories. As in for example, her mural Sea Knows, where she represents the threat to marine biodiversity caused by human polluting practices.

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