Simply stated, Now On View celebrates and showcases the artists of Society6 and their work. Get to know them—and then get lost in their gallery.
Who are you and what do you do? Hi! My name is Paula Hemm. I’m a Brazilian visual activist and creative designer. When I’m not in front of a computer drawing or creating something I like to travel. These are my main sources of inspiration: the experience of unknown places and meeting new people along the way.
Current city: Today I share my time between Skopje, North Macedonia, and Milan, Italy.
Clients: Comas, Smithsonian Fondation, Plural Kids, Tá boa?
How did you make these? Everything starts with a coffee and newspapers that give me the idea about the topics of the day. Then I open a tab of visual references on my computer, which is always a tangle of things and memories, and begin to create. I develop lines and finish with the color palette directly in Illustrator.
Why did you make these? Four years ago I decided to move out of Brazil for the world. Drawing became the way I connect to the world and the way the world shows me its invisibilities. Since then I have been drawing every day.
What do people typically say about your work? They are interested in my work because of the context of my images. I create images that speak about feminism, politics and sexuality. When there is identification with the subject, emotional exchange and empathy happen.