2019 is the Year of the Pig in China and I wanted to celebrate it with a set of vibrant and vigorous images of pigs using simple geometric shapes and bold blazing colours. Each illustration would be unique with respect to shape, colours and gesture. My inspiration was from the stunning scenes of Nordic nature and I wanted to merge those visions with traditional Chinese elements and motifs.
The pig represents fortune, personality and happiness in Chinese culture according to the Chinese zodiac. Each of my illustrations represents a Chinese idiom about pigs and is printed on French genuine art paper which gives it a delicate and dynamic touch experience. The images are printed on the Chinese red envelopes that are given to family, friends and colleagues as Chinese New Year gifts.
Yuanyuan Wu is a Chinese Norwegian illustrator and designer. She was born in China and studied graphic design and illustration in the China Academy of Art before she moved to Scandinavia. She has been living and working in Sweden and Norway for over 12 years.Yuan has won several international design awards and her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries, and published in magazines throughout China and Norway. Yuan is very interested in intercultural communication and creating illustrations and designs with cultural diversity and heritage.