French-born, London-based, illustrator and graphic artist Malika Favre makes striking artworks that explore the contrast between positive and negative space. Her bold and minimal style – often described as Pop Art meets OpArt – combines simple illustrations with geometric patterns.
Focusing mainly on female subjects, Favre admits that she has always been obsessed with the female body. “I loved curves and organic shapes probably as much as I loved colors,” she told Design Boom.
Talking about the evolution of her style she went on to say: “Looking back now, I can see glimpses of my childhood drawings in what I do now. the real turning point for me happened while I was at airside, the London design studio. they had a strong visual aesthetic to what they were doing and taught me to find beauty in the simplicity of my illustrations. I developed my style over the years by pairing my illustrations more and more until it became some sort of manifesto.”
Now, featured in publications like Vogue, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, her unmistakable style is unmistakably sought after. And with more than 243k followers on Instagram, she’s adored by both clients and fans.
“I let my work evolve by itself in a very organic way,” she explained. “I believe that if I keep drawing and trying new things, it will change over time without me even noticing it. when you make a conscious decision to move on, it tends to show and feel a bit overworked and labored.”
Take a look at some of her work in the gallery below.