Andreea Vlad is a visual artist and communication designer currently residing in Copenhagen. Her illustrative work revolves around life-sized portraiture, combining a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting.
Her creative process includes transitioning from fast and gestural sketches to labour-intensive and time-consuming 1:1 scale drawings realised in a photorealistic manner. Her preferred drawing technique is pastel on paper, however, she often experiments with various materials, introducing acrylic paint, ink, collage, and image transfer techniques. She draws inspiration for her work from various artists such as Caravaggio, Velázquez, Jenny Saville and Nicola Samori.
Andreea graduated from the University of Art, Cluj Napoca, Transilvania, and furthered her studies in both multimedia and communication design in Copenhagen.