LeSportSac , a leading manufacturer of functional and chic handbags, celebrated their newest Artists in Residence collaboration with parties at Williamsburg’s McCarren’s pool Aug. 17 and 24.
Artist and Illustrator Merijn Hos (1978, Enschede, NL) who is also known under his alias Bfree, is from Utrecht, the Netherlands. He graduated in 2004 from the Utrecht School of Visual Arts with a B.F.A in Illustration.
Since then he divides his time working 50% an Illustrator doing commercial work while the other 50% of his time is dedicated to free projects such as exhibitions and independent publishing.
The main characteristics in his work are at first sight long-legged characters with high-heel shoes and big hairdo and freckles, a lot of colours and abstract psychedelic landscapes.
But when it comes to content, you will find a lot of elements such as ghosts, life and death, friendly and cute expressions, hidden messages.
A lot of the work reflects on issues in society and everyday interaction between people in terms of escapism, organized confusion and friendship and loyalty.
For more information and images visit: www.bfreeone.com.