Reflecting the complexities of modern life with simple, minimal design is a talent that South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi excels in. Describing her witty, surreal work as ‘dry and poetic’, she focuses on the details in her drawing, conveying deep, complex emotions by merging the normal with the abstract. Commissioned in the past by the likes of the New Yorker and BIFAN (Bucheon International Film Festival), her work features anything from cats glaring from draped windows and Escher style repeat prints, to ghosts springing up from sidewalk streets ready to wrestle. Playing with perception to distort the everyday, her use of muted colors adds to the poetic style of her work. These images feature a range of commercial and personal projects.

Images © Jee-ook Choi