Who doesn’t want to be backstage at a Gareth Pugh, Dior Homme or Jean Paul Gaultier show? Although not in or behind the make-up chair, running around with looks or trying to get the models prepared, Jarno Kettunen captures the essence of it all. This Brussels based artist with Finnish roots stands behind his painter’s easel preparing himself for live action drawings.
Done quickly and slapped onto canvas, his fashion illustrations reflect attitude, mood, colour, and texture more than they act as literal representations. This signature way of working delivered him a warm welcome in the world of high fashion. His spontaneous drawings describe the mood and energy in an expressive manner. Being in the moment he will translate the best of A.F Vandevorst, Henrik Vibskov or Bruno Pieters into a conceptual, cutting edge illustration.
This was also noticed by magazines such as Elle, Nylon, Black and Metal making Kettunen’s work in demand. His highly personal style of drawing is inspired by the techniques of fine art such as (neo)expressionism. A technique bringing him to the best of high end fashion: Chanel. His studio drawings made with the Chanel 2010 fall make-up collection were commissioned by the French house to be published in Magazine Enjoy.
If you want to feel like Coco herself, then we have some good news: Jarno also works on request! The I Love Belgium Team is wondering where to hang our Kettunen. Maybe next to the Magritte.
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