“I am an illustrator and work with drawings every day. I have a stubborn dedication to analogue, handcrafted creation and try to create my images in that way whenever I can. That is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, sitting and seeing a motif slowly evolve on the paper can lead to an almost meditative state. On the other hand, it makes demands on the well-being and functionality of the hand, making it susceptible to neurotic anxieties that make muscles cramp and tendons ache. But there is nothing like seeing a well-executed original drawing, it has a feeling that a printed reproduction can never give.
As an illustrator with tight deadlines, I often need to compromise to some extent, by colouring hand-drawn images digitally for example. However, black and white images have their own charm. They leave a gap for the viewer to fill with something bigger than the colour that would otherwise dominate the space.”
Aron works as an illustrator. He studied animation at Kvarnby Folk High School (Kvarnby folkhögskola) in Malmö. Aron trained as a nurse at Uppsala University (2015).
Photo portrait: Kajsa Göransson