Saturday, September 20, 2014

Korea JoongAng Daily

Books are mainly made to be read, but some are pieces of art in their own right.

Such is the case for the works of Roger Mello, the recipient of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award, one of the oldest and most prestigious prizes in children’s literature.

With bold colors, unusual angles, natural motifs and animal-related themes, Mello’s work appeals to children as well as adults who are young at heart and love beautiful things.

Mello, who has had special ties with Korea since 2010 when he took part in the fifth Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival (Nambook), is holding his first exhibition in Korea at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul.

Titled “Roger Mello’s Wonderful World of Color,” the show features around 200 pieces, including 88 original drawings of books the artist either illustrated or authored. 

To mark the occasion, the Brazilian illustrator, writer and playwright visited Korea and talked to local journalists yesterday about the exhibition, his works and much more.

Mello’s trip here is his seventh. He has visited several different locations here, including Seoul, Nami Island and Jeju Island.

Mais bem aqui!

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