Part of the French creative collective L’Encre Blanche, Yvan Duque brings a surreal and comical style to the mix. His landscapes are very atmospheric, comprised of simple shapes and homogeneous colours. His fun characters, large-eyed and timid, often sit with uncomfortable expressions. I really like the juxtaposition of introducing these very cute characters into these rather gloomy environments.
You can find Yvan Duque work in a few places, his tumblr, his etsy, and right now he is part of the Adventure Awaits: Destinations Real & Imagined exhibition at Gallery Nucleus, which will be running until June 15, 2014.