Revel in the many strands of Oscar Grønner's skillful illustrations

Date
25 January 2018
Reading Time
2 minute read

“It’s hard for me to say exactly how my style has changed,” Oslo-based artist Oscar Grønner muses. “But I can see a difference from earlier work. I feel that I have many styles. I get bored of doing the same thing over and over and I like to explore new ways of doing things. I’m rarely happy with my own work so I guess I’m always trying to get there by changing.”

Oscar Grønner’s name is something of a regular fixture on It’s Nice That, whether we’re shining a light on his weird monolithic illustrations or the more polished aesthetic of his design work.

In recent years though, Oscar’s deceptively simplistic illustrative style has travelled to new heights. Characterised by blockish figures with oversized extremities, Oscar’s style adapts as well to his apparently flippant digital drawings as it does to his more finessed hand-rendered work.

“I’ve been focusing on only taking on interesting projects that I really want to do, with people and clients I’m interested in and look up to. And to be drawing more for my own sake,” he says, a tactic which clearly works: Oscar’s commercial clients include New York Times, Le Monde, Apartmento magazine, Maison Kitsune and VSCO. Last year saw Oscar’s first solo show Other People, which allowed him to show off what he does best: humorously bring the characteristics of the people he spies around him to new life on the page.

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Bryony Stone

Bryony joined It's Nice That as Deputy Editor in August 2016, following roles at Mother, Secret Cinema, LAW, Rollacoaster and Wonderland. She later became Acting Editor at It's Nice That, before leaving in late 2018.

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