Gallerie enfants terribles: Stine Maria Aalykke

With each new issue of our magazine we feature three handpicked artists in our magazine as well as in our banner space gallery here on the website. Our first featured artist for the Art is Everything. Play is More issue issue is the fun and playful work of theDanish artist Stine Maria Aalykke.


Stine Maria Aalykke. 44. artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Lives with husband Martin and their two girls Sofia (7) and Ida (11) in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

Tell us your story? Who are you and what do you do?

Right now I'm working on a followup for the app in the series I created about THE MAGIC CAT. I'm also doing illustration for a Fashion magazine and working on an Art family 2017  calendar for the whole family and last but not least finishing a big painting for my sweet friend's new jewlery shop.

What makes you very happy?
My family, animals and nature and of course doing my art

What are your future ambitions? Doing a new app wit the magic cat.

3 words that capture the very essence of your artwork? Colors, Collage and a bit Childish.
3 most important things to you when creating? Listening to creepy crime story's early in the morning when the family sleeps.
3 best sources of inspiration? Past, Present, Future.

Why is art important to you? I don't know. It just is.

Do you play when you create? How? Why? 
Why not. I love to dress up for halloween with my kids, Im always a ghost. I also have a photo project, where I play dead:-)

What's your favorite game? Dressing up.

What was it growing up? When I was a kid I lived with my mom in a collective. There were a lot of playful grownups to play with. Now when I have kids myself, I wonder how I was like a child and I sometimes wish I could turn back time to see.