Araki Koman describes herself as a nomad illustrator and creative coach. Currently based in Bali, Indonesia, she has lived, worked, and studied in France, UK, China, Canada, Iceland, Denmark, USA, Japan, and Indonesia, all in the course of about 15 years.
With raw lines, organic shapes, and a limited color palette, Araki uses her minimalist style for commercial commissions as well as for her personal work which is influenced by spirituality, slow living, visual anthropology, and her multicultural experiences.
“Minimalism and simplicity are at the core of how I choose to live my life and therefore transpire into my work,” she shared with Creative Boom. “Moving a lot led me to minimalism. Whenever I had to move across countries with one or two suitcases, I had to decide what was worth bringing along.”
Most of her work focuses on women, explaining that “drawing women is natural for me as this is the subject I know best. I also love drawing men, places, and objects but I am most known for my women, so this is what I get the most commissioned for.”
Check out some of her minimalist illustrations in the gallery below.