KQED Art School is on a mission to find out how artists develop their signature style, and we’re asking some prolific Bay Area artists to tackle this compelling question in order to figure out how one goes about developing an artistic approach that is recognizable and unique. Artist Evah Fan makes drawings, zines and more in a style that is influenced by wordplay and folk art techniques. She tells visual stories through her interpretation of words she finds tantalizing with their multiple meanings.
The folk artists of Cape Dorset are also a strong inspiration in Fan's universe full of contemplative scenarios, where images that feel immediate, freeform and have an instant emotional impact reign supreme. From very tiny books and drawings, to large paintings and illustrations for album covers and publications like The New York Times, Evah Fan’s style is versatile and accessible for a global audience because she speaks in a universal language of joy and curiosity.
Find more of Evah's work here: http://evahfan.com/