Kilian van de Water
What’s your backstory and what are you doing in life right now?
I am an illustrator and designer living in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2018, I graduated in design from the Niederrhein university of applied sciences. Since then I have been working as a freelance designer with a focus on illustration and animation.
Name one defining moment from your life.
7 months ago my first child was born.
How long have you been writing or doing art?
Since I was a child.
How would you describe your style?
In my illustrations I mix a two-dimensional, reduced aesthetic with absurd narrative elements. The lively, organic forms are always in interaction with the rectilinear aesthetic.
What rituals get you in a creative mood?
My best ritual to get into a creative mood is simply the music (here I often listen to online radios like Callshop Radio or NTS), a sketchbook and a pencil.
What does your creative process look like?
How do you get over a creative block?
What do you struggle with as an artist?
What do you do when you need a break from art?
Favorite food-drink combo for when you’re down in the dumps.
Pizza and Cola