by Inge Rylant
Inge Rylant’s work as an illustrator is defined by two main characteristics: screen printing and Japanese aesthetics. For MIKA, Inge has combined the tactile nature of screen printing with the visual style of Japanese photographer Yoshi Takata, who worked for the French fashion designer Pierre Cardin in the 60’s-70’s. The result is a subtle interaction of abstract colour fields, a perfect fit for fans of contemporary design. MIKA is a popular Japanese maiden name that contains both the characters 美 (beauty) and 加 (increase). More beauty, isn’t that what we all want? Mika is available in two colour variations.
for Mika Blue
Inge Rylant is an illustrator and visual artist based in Antwerp, Belgium. Inges work consists of drawings that are stripped bare of all the unnecessary, focusing on the fundamentals of the image: colour and composition. Like a sponge, she absorbs art, interiors, buildings and street views. Inge has a knack for blending the aesthetics of the East and the West. Over the years, she has especially been researching Japanese art, design and architecture. The sober but detailed visual language of Japan seems to blend perfectly with her own signature.