Our cover artist for Cinema Femme’s fourth issue, “A League of Their Own” edition, is Gabrielle Riscanevo. I first came across artist Gabrielle Riscanevo‘s work when she posted in the Facebook Group Freelancing Females.
I was drawn to her work because it reminded me of the Art Nouveau style that was popular in the late 1800s—of which painters Gustav Klimt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Maria Mucha were known for—but with a modern twist. I thought Gabrielle would be perfect for our “A League of Their Own” cover because her work is warm, feminist, and moving. I asked Gabrielle more about her inspiration and process; you can read our interview below.
1. Where do you get your inspiration? Who are your influences?
A lot of my inspiration comes from beauty I find in nature. I incorporate a lot of plants and flowers into my designs. My full-time job is as a print designer for a sleepwear and intimates brand, and a lot of our prints are floral heavy. Since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved plants and flowers and I was always outside picking flowers. Two artists I love and find so much inspiration from are Sofia Bonati and Janice Sung. They’re both young women who are incredibly talented and create the most beautiful work.
2. Describe your artistic style. What films do you identify with most in style?
I think a lot of what makes my artistic style are the prints I use. I love combining prints and portraits, graphic and detailed, different mediums, and contrasting colors. I love so many different styles and I love combining them.