Yvonne Winkler lives and works in Munich as a freelancing graphic designer and illustrator, she”s also one of the publishers of “castlemagazine”, an ezine focused on illustration, fine art and urban art.
Her illustrations are basically inspired by words and fragments of phrases. Storytelling is always a quintessence of her work – but not in the style of a comic strip, mainly the artwork itself offers enough space for associations to captivate the spectator. It plays with symbols and reveals more and more of itself, without losing its fascination at the second view. It gives you a certain feeling you can´t really catch, but divines even if you just roulette have a short glimpse on it.
Yvonne Winkler likes deer, fish, forests, cowboys, dogs, epic scopes, super heroes, flock of birds, balloons, mushrooms, flowers, clouds, weapons, life and death (to be true, she does not like death at all, but she´s really fascinated of it). All these details are shown in her artworks, they are interwoven and mixed up in different ways, but in the end they are generating a unit. Her illustrations are a kind of patchwork, which is also encouraged by the technique she uses – mixed media collages of digital and analog elements. The sketches and illustrative characters are often generated with the computer and then colored and completed with handmade structures and painting in a second step.