Alva Skog


            Alva’s unusual use of perspective and playful interpretation of body parts is equally rooted in female empowerment, specifically her anxiety that women are too often depicted “looking happy, pretty and heteronormatively sexy.” To combat this, Alva uses “a low perspective so that you look up at the characters which makes them seem powerful”. Likewise, the women are often pictured taking big leaps “so it looks like they are heading somewhere with confidence”, in order to “draw attention to the power dynamics of contemporary society,” she says. The result is energetic, expressive and often touching illustrations bursting with life and colour. (text by ItsNiceThat)