Flic #7 is dedicated to the hipster world and Flic mag invited Bárbara Fonseca to illustrate this month’s cover.
Bárbara Fonseca is a young Portuguese illustrator. Born in a small town right next to the sea, a couple of years ago she decided to move to Berlin, where she still lives and works.
Since she started her career as an illustrator, she’s been working in the fields of editorial illustration and exhibitions. Among her latest projects there are the illustrations for the Chinese magazine 1626, a Christmas special project for the Brazilian magazine Almanaque Saraiva and the one for Eight Magazine, Endless Summer Feelings Issue, a Dutch young contemporary art and illustration magazine.
Last August she had her first solo show at Idrawalot in Berlin, called In Summer No One Dies. It was based on a series of short stories written by her father, where Barbara had the chance to improve her drawing skills, running away from the computer based work. The exhibition also traveled to Ó!Galeria, in Porto, a few months later. For the show Bárbara published a small zine with the stories. And this kind of publication is something that she really likes. That’s why another important step for her work was “The Berlin Book”, published after her visit to Berlin in 2011, just before she moved there.
Since last April Bárbara has been running a street gallery in Berlin called Bootsbau with her friend Natalia Blanco. They have been curating art shows with invited artists and they’ve also organized their own show called (Un)natural History of Plants, a project that uncovers the most human stories hidden in our daily life plants.
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