Guillaume Kashima is an illustrator of constant reinvention. With surplus eyes, contorted limbs and warped fingers brandishing cigarettes, his latest series of portraits are highly characterful and evocative of cubism, an immeasurable progression since we last showcased his work on It’s Nice That back in 2013. A colour palette of red, blue, black and white ties the works together; the silkscreen and Risographic processes used to print the pieces allowing for the formation of subtle gradients and hues to flesh out the pieces’ dimensions.
“I want my work to be witty, effortless and bold. An approach that crosses disciplines, whether illustration, graphic design, object or animation,” he says.
Previously known for his exuberant and simple illustrative work for Campagne TPE to encourage voting, he is a frequently illustrative contributor to viction:try’s CITIx60 series of city guides. Guillaume recently exhibited his work at East London Comic Arts Fair, where we spotted his latest creations and included him on our round-up of highlights, following two solo shows in Berlin in 2015 and 2016, at Serigraffeur and Pictoplasma.
“As I like to jump from one city to another, I like to jump from one subject to another, then one medium to another,” explains Guillaume.