With each new issue of our magazine we feature three artists in our banner space gallery. Our first featured artist for the Kawaii issue is the enchanting Marie Bjerre, who also goes by the alias Moronoa. Her work is a colorful voyage into imagination's surreal universe.
Marie Bjerre - Artist and educated nurse. Lives with her 4 year old son in Horsens, Denmark, 38.
How did you end up doing what you do?
"Since I was a little girl, I have been very creative. I grew up in a family with musicians and artists, in a very inspiring and open minded environment. I was always very shy and private about my work as an artist, but in the last year I felt a strong desire to share my work with the world! I am overwhelmed by and thankful for the positive and supportive reaction I have received. The best part of this being all the wonderful and creative people I have met through my work as an artist. Also, creating art is generating happiness and more creativity, not only for me but for all those I share my work with."
I hope to be able to continue creating art. I have different projects on the way. I'm very interested in collaborations with other artists. Also I would like to do more illustration work in the future. I'm currently working on establishing my little company Moronoa, where I produce quality artprints and postcards. I'm also busy with my gallery work, with one of a kind artpieces, that are sold through Gallery Hjorth.
"To me Kawaii represents colors, creativity, subculture, inspiration and fairytales. I wish I had the courage to dress more like that! The Kawaii theme was perfect for me to work with. I enjoy everything Kawaii stands for; the bright colors and playful, excentric costumes. I simply love everything about it!"
We asked Marie to show us some pieces that captures the essence of her work: