Bikes - Louise Isbjørn
By Ana V. Francés
1. Tell us about the project it in a few lines
I started to collect as many pictures of bikes around the city, that stand me out immediately, to have a big data base of pictures.
From this I chose afterwards which one I want to draw, to have a wide palette of colors, forms and details. Thats why there’s no background at the pictures, the bike should stay for itself, to put forward the details.
Of course it’s a never ending project, as there are to many bikes in the streets, to even think of being finished some day.
When I have collected enough bikes from different cities, i may make a comparison. But i’m not sure yet if you’ll see a difference in the different bikes of each city. But it’s worth a try, even if will be just something for the eye. A wall full of Bikes can’t be something not-good-looking.
2. Why bikes?
Bikes have some real personal aspects. People add some special details, to customize their bikes and make them unique. It’s easier to take pictures of them than other personal things. And the good thing is, that all the bikes look different, so it never gets boring.
As i could’t even decide, what kind of a bike i would like to have, i collect other peoples bikes and draw them. This makes me feel a bit, like their bikes are also mine a little bit and i don’t have to decide, how my bike would have to look like.
4. Who do you take your inspiration from?
There’s so many inspiration if you just walk around with open eyes you can do a lot things with the stuff you find next to you.
5. Where are you based and why?
Right now i’m based in Berlin, to get new inspiration and concentrate just on drawing.
6. What kind of bike do you ride?
At the moment i don’t have a bike. But at home i got a Gazelle ladies Bike and my fathers old Tigra Racing bike.