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ARTIST: Simo Liu
COUNTRY: United States
EMAIL: simoliu88@gmail.com
CONTACT: www.simoliu.com
https://www.instagram.com/simoliu.works
https://www.behance.net/simoliu
Simo Liu is an illustrator and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles, USA. She studied Motion Graphics & Graphic Design at California Institute of the Arts and Animation at University of Southern California.  She served as a Graphic Designer at Illumination Entertainment and worked on many cool projects such as Despicable Me 2, Minions and The Secret Life of Pets. She also worked as an animator at Tokyo Broadcasting Television in Japan and participated in animation projects for a DVD series for one of their original children’s educational TV shows. Simo is a mufti-faceted artist, working on everything from illustrations, animation, motion and graphic design. She likes to explore and experiment, combining various ideas, styles and techniques to achieve aesthetics. Many of her works show some bright tones with elements of humor and wit inside. Her illustrations have been selected into World Illustration Awards 2020, Society of Illustrator 63, iJungle Illustration Award 2020, American Illustration 38, Applied Arts 2019, 3x3 International Illustration Annual 16 and many others.

Escape

Escape, this illustration shows a lone character trying to escape from different rooms, looking for the Utopia. Those rooms represent a series of natural and man-made disasters that occurred in 2020, such as  COVID-19, locust plagues, forest fires, floods, and earthquakes. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s lives badly, with limited flights, travel bans, social distancing and many others. Meanwhile, we also see people from different places in the world to treat Coronavirus differently.These disasters have made people overwhelmed. We want to escape from that chaos to find the Utopia.
To make the illustration “Escape”, my inspiration came from the film “Parasite” as well as M.C. Escher’s paintings. From “Parasite”, the living room and basement were two different spaces, and the people who lived in the basement were very hard to move to the “upper level” space. M.C. Escher’s paintings also show some contradictory spaces, which are extremely difficult to escape from. From those inspirations, I composed my drawing with nine different spaces, eight individual difficulties and one hope—the Utopia. Even though we are suffering from so many difficulties during this period, there is always a light in the darkness.
The pandemics will disappear eventually, the sun will rise again. I tried to carry the message about coronavirus via my illustration “ Escape” to reflect the world of the difficulties brought about by the pandemic and how to lighten the difficult times. Also, I hope this piece will warn us to think about the relationship between human and nature, how to balance our ecosystem and protect our home—Earth.

Escape-Virus

Escape from the room, Virus.

Escape-Hornet

Escape from the room, Hornet.

Escape-Social Distance?

Escape from the room, "Social Distance?"

How Not to be a Jerk to your Incompetent Co-Workers

Editorial Illustration for Jessica Powell's Article "How Not to be a Jerk to your Incompetent Co-Workers" at Forge.Medium.com.

I draw a jerk that everyone hate.

Micromanagement

Editorial Illustration for Jessica Powell's Article "A Micro-Manager's Guide to Chilling Out" at Forge.Medium.com

Illogical-mirror

What is Illogical ?

What illogical thing can be ?

Explored couple of ideas related to illogical and made them into gif. This is the idea about the mirror.

Illogical-boot

What is Illogical ?

What illogical thing can be ?

Explored couple of ideas related to illogical and made them into gif. This is the idea about the boot.

Twin Yolks

A four panel comic about the story of twin yolks.

Bang!

Experiment of the sounds "Bang!"

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