Anette Moi (born in 1984) is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Stavanger, Norway . She is a self-taught illustrator with a BA-degree in Graphic Design (Norges Kreative Høyskole) and a BA-degree in Social Work (University of Stavanger). Anette gratuated with a BA in Graphic Design in 2012 and has been working as a full time illustrator since March 2013.
Her worked has been featured in Le Monde, Taschen´s Illustration Now! and she have worked with clients like Vice Magazine, Wimp, Dagens Næringsliv and many more. In 2014 she published her first book "365xMOI" (Jæren forlag) and in 2015 she illustrated her first childrenbook "Eg elske Stavanger" (Figenschou forlag). Anette works with everything from murals to editorial illustrations .
Anette has exhibited her work in several galleries in Norway.
U: Who are you and what do you do?
AM: Anette Moi, illustrator and artist.
U: What characterize you work? How would you describe your personal style?
AM: My work is bold, colorful and fun.
U: How do your own experiences influence your work?
AM: Everything I experience, see, read and listen to influence my work.
U: What will you be showing at the uncontaminated festival?
AM: I will be showing art that will make you smile, I want to make people smile.
U: Do artists of today have some kind of of social responsibility?
AM: Yes, I think we have a social responsibility. We are so lucky to be creative and can make art out of what is happening in the world today - we can make pictures of what everyone are thinking and make people understand it better. A picture says more than a thousand words.
U: What is the most important thing in your life?
AM: The most important thing in my life is my family
U: How do you feel right now?
AM: I feel tired (need coffee).
U: If you could change one thing in the world today, what would it be?
AM: I would kick Donald Trump out of USA with my left leg and Siv Jensen out of Norway with my right leg.
U: What are the main reasons you are joining us for the festival this year?
AM: I want to join the festival because it is something new for me and sounds like FUN!
U: What is the most important drive for you to create and why?
AM: The aim to create is inside of me always, its a part of me, so I think that is the most important drive for me to create. I have to , its just natural for me.
U: Who or what do you value as a great inspiration for you creatively?
AM: Music, fashion and pop culture is a great inspiration for me.
U: Can you elaborate on an important moment in your life where you experienced a big change, chose to make one or another event which altered your way of thinking or your approach to creativity?
AM: In 2013 I had a project called “One Drawing A Day” where I drew one drawing everyday and uploaded it on Facebook and Instagram. It made me so much more creative, gave me a lot of needed attention in the first year of me working full time as a illustrator and artist and also gave me commissions!
U: How does digital and social media affect or inspire your life and creations?
AM: Social media (Instagram) is where people see my work and I love the interaction with my followers and I also get a lot of commissions through Instagram. It is very important for my work and I follow many artists who inspires me through Instagram as well.
U: What do you define art?
AM: Art is everything from a kids painting to streetart to Picasso.
U: What is your definition of artistic freedom?
AM: Being able to create what I want even if it's considered controversial or not cool by others.
U: Is there a difference for you between art and commercial/commissioned work?
AM: I try as best as I can to go all in either way, but I do like commercial work that gives me a bit more freedom to shape the project as I want. There will always be a difference because there's always some restrictions when working with commercial work.
U: Do you struggle to find artistic freedom in the span between commissioned work and your personal needs to express yourself?
AM: When I make art I can do whatever I want and when I do commissions I have to do what the client wants me to do (but a lot of clients give me some artistic freedom, which is fun!)
U: What do you aspire to? In the near future? In life in general?
AM: In the future I want to paint more walls! And I want to do more work outside of Norway and have an exhibition in New York.
U: What is a great example of a fashion art collaboration in your view?
AM: Great fashion art collaboration is Louis Vuitton´s collab with Jeff Koons (MASTERS LVXKOONS)