“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.”
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.