Freelance illustrator Katerina Gorelik has created this series of illustrations that depict everyday occurrences, sprinkled with more dramatic moments. Part of a personal project, these illustrations have been made for a book, but out of context and in their singular panels they feel like odd snapshots of unknown characters, as though we’ve stumbled across a stranger’s photographs in an old house.

Distantly similar in style to illustrations that would grace The New Yorker but also flat and unmoving like figures on a tapestry, the Russian illustrator’s vignettes tell wordless stories in an array of patterns and textures. There’s an elegance to Katerina’s illustrations, through her choice of an unassuming colour palette. Her thin-limbed, non-plussed characters remain unfazed by the challenges that face them whether its a game of solitaire, an exchange on concrete stairs, or even a room blazing with fire.

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