If you’ve walked along River District Crossing recently, you may have noticed that the concrete barriers have transformed into beautiful artwork with fun shapes and bold colours. Created by the dynamic duo, Rachel Rivera and Claire Ouchi from the WKNDRS, the artwork was inspired by the growth and surrounding of River District and the vibrancy of the neighbourhood.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELVES? DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE AN ARTIST?
WKNDRS is made up of artists – Rachel Rivera and Claire Ouchi. Fueling our passion for design, childhood nostalgia, and spreading posi-vibes to the world, we love collaborating together with businesses to create fun, new vibes and aesthetics.
We met in art school and found ourselves drawn to the way we see art and design.
WHAT IS YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE?
Our individualistic styles are quite diverse from each other, but together as the WKNDRS, our combined style includes unorthodox, light and playful aesthetics where colour plays an effervescent role.
IN THREE WORDS, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ARTWORK?
Bright, playful, and optimistic.
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE ARTWORK IN RIVER DISTRICT?
We were really inspired by the surrounding, up and coming area of River District, where it resides, and who resides there. We loved infusing a combination of illustration in the form of wildlife and pets, combined with abstract shapes and bold colors that tie back to the area’s colors.
WHAT WAS THE PROCESS IN CREATING YOUR ART PIECES?
We work closely with our client to talk through the overall vision of the area, and initial thoughts of the artwork direction. From there, we create the artwork to tie in with the concept and begin painting the pieces!
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