Ly Leova
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Ly Leova

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ly Leova

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ly Leova (b. 2000) is a Czech illustrator with Vietnamese heritage. Graduated from Camberwell University of the Arts London studying Illustration B.A. in 2022, she is now based in London. Her diverse cultural background and Eastern spiritual influence mixed with Western philosophies allows her to approach work with a unique lens. A dancer, Ly enjoys combining various art fields and use her experience and knowledge to inspire her illustration work. ​ Intrigued by her dreams and psychology, her work often plunges into the surreal and the subconscious. A dreamer and a storyteller, her narrative compositions reflect on our world by imagining new worlds filled with quirky characters and explore how objects can tell a narrative by playing with still life and composition. Ly's work is very playful, often characterised by patterns and vibrant colours influenced by the 80's & 90's aesthetics, pop culture and street culture. Versatile in style and medium, she mainly works digitally exploring the possibilities of illustration and sequential storytelling by experimenting with technology and combining different media such as 3D, AR and VR to create immersive and interactive experiences for the audience welcoming them to her dream worlds.
Projects
  • Bandes de Femmes 2022 exhibition
    Bandes de Femmes 2022 exhibitionIn collaboration with Libreria Tuba in Rome, I had the opportunity to exhibit in this year's festival of illustration and comics Bandes de femmes. In this exhibition I explore how objects can tell a narrative experimenting with still life and composition as a means to explore various themes surrounding trans-feminism, one of the main theme being the reflection on social constructionism surrounding gender. Through my explorations I am celebrating the diversity of our unique identities and inventi
  • Rei Carter and the Forgotten Universe
    Rei Carter and the Forgotten UniverseTaking Carl G Jung's individuation process as an example, this project aims to show the importance of dreams for our wellbeing, especially targeting the Gen-Z, by exploring various interactive and immersive media challenging the boundaries of sequential storytelling. The story is told through the instagram profile of a virtual influencer, Rei Carter, and is accompanied by an interactive 360 panorama VR experience allowing the audience to plunge into Rei Carter's subconscious dream worlds and tr
  • RedBull Tanec & Móda (Dance & Fashion)
    RedBull Tanec & Móda (Dance & Fashion)Illustrated series of articles about the synergy between dance and fashion. Commission for redbull.com
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Work history
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    Rick's Retro logo
    Freelance illustratorRick's Retro
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    IllustratorWHO WE ARE s.r.o.
    Prague, CzechiaFreelance
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Skills
  • Illustration
  • Digital art
  • 3D Modeling
  • Time Management
  • Teamworking
  • Storytelling
  • Character Design
  • Concept art
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Drawing
Education
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    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Illustration BA (hons) University of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Eva Jiřična Art AwardThe English College in Prague
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    GoldDofE
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