Ju Schnee’s art takes many forms, from illustration, lettering, and Murals to live painting, GIFs, and animation. Bright, colorful, and a little cheeky, her art is very much contemporary. “I am in love with shapes, colors, and textures,” she admitted in an interview with Ballpitmag. “Bauhaus, Memphis, Japanese Graphic Design and Surrealism were the most formative movements for my work.”
After studying fine arts in high school and obtaining a BA and MA degree in Communication Design, Schnee has worked independently since 2015, with clients as big as Adidas, Nike, and The Washington Post. “I work mostly with abstract and vibrant elements,” she says. “Whether it’s an animation, a mural or an installation. I incorporate my shapes in every piece of my work. For me, it’s magical to tell a story just with abstract elements and special textures.”
Inspired by surreal artists such as Ernst, Magritte, and Miro, Schnee says she loves the way these artists incorporated irony and metaphors into their pieces – a thing she herself strives to do. “With my art, I hope I can reach a lot of people and move something in them,” She says. “I want them to take a moment and think and maybe also rethink. And that I want to achieve in a playful and fun way that should not be dry and boring to experience.”
With more than 10k followers on Instagram, her message is well heard.