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.
As a way of introducing yourself, who are you and what do you do?
Hello! I’m Natasha Polozenko, an Illustrator and Designer originally from Sydney, Australia, now based in Boston. My work features comically exaggerated and strong feminine forms in natural settings and my artistic style is characterized by minimal, soft, dreamy palettes, gradients and transparencies.
Current city: Boston, Massachusetts
How did you make these?
I create my illustrations using digital media, starting with rough sketches to build out bold figures, then moving into Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create the forms and layer in detail, texture, and dimension.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I draw a lot of my inspiration from the strong, imposing statues of women in Greco-Roman Art practices, where the focus is on the shapes and forms that the women create with exaggerated poses. I also draw inspiration from the “Rubber-Hose” style of illustration, incorporating the comical hose-like limbs into some of my pieces to further push and exaggerate certain poses.
What is the best advice you’ve gotten as an artist or the most important thing you’ve learned?
The goal of art isn’t technical brilliance, or to be “the best.” Art is an expression of you, your personality, your influences and your unique point of view on the world. Once you stop beating yourself up for not being as good as another artist and focus more on communicating your own message, you can relax more into your practice.
Where can people find you?