Malavida: The Art of Alycia Rainaud
Alycia Rainaud -- aka Malavida -- is an artist based in Paris, France. In her practice, the artist is a graphic designer and illustrator, and works to create abstract images built out of undulating waves of flowing colour.
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Rainaud’s work reminds me of that of J.D. Doria or Luis Pagan, especially in the way that she embraces and emphasizes the unique interactions of coloured media on a surface, the way that paint -- or light itself -- pools, flows, and merges when left to its own devices. It’s interesting, then, that a good number of the artist’s works are digital. There’s a palpable intersection between natural behaviour and strict, fractal mathematics in the creation of these works.
As a graphic designer, Rainaud produces works in the form of book covers. The artist’s works seem equally suited to adorning the covers of a notebook as they do to featuring within the pages of an art book.