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Clara Jetsmark's exhibition
Clara Jetsmark, b. 1991, is a cartoonist and illustrator from Denmark. Her work ranges from applied comics and illustration to abstract poetry comics and fantastical short-stories, such as the Ping-prize-winning mini-comic My Dead Mother (Uncivilized Books, 2016).
Whether her subjects are human characters, wild beasts or geometric shapes and lines, Jetsmark often displays a unique sensibility for character-acting and movement, which reveals her interest in theater, dance and above all music. With an upbringing surrounded by the performing arts and culture, she has pursued art, music and theater until she discovered the medium of comics. Now she translates her sense of rhythm into often grid-based and poetic comic pages.
Her clean visual style and simple coloring lets the sometimes heavy themes breathe. And In her often hand-bound sketchbooks she jots down details from the world around her, exploring characters and spaces, to form a library of inspiration for her work.
Her commercial work includes clients such as Reden International, Weekendavisen and journalistic comics website The Nib."