3D illustration & animation // life of polly focket

Loulou João is an AfroBelgian 3D illustrator and animator, due to her mixed roots she developed an interdimensional worldview.

Because of this, she approaches political, cultural, socio-economic and historical aspects of the white world in an analytical way. Investigating how white superiority is upheld and how it affects her own identity and position within this societal setting.

She attempts to shine a different light on the narration and representation of black and mixed women. She sees blackness as a technology. One that is constantly evolving to survive and go up against objectification and oppression.

By making use of 3D software (blender), she visualises her own reality. a digital world that consists of candy coated squishy plastic objects. Within this reality she is able to focus on the expression of her own true self without any constructs weighing her down. And she can create her own safe space, giving her the opportunity to reflect on the struggles she faces in the physical world.

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2020

Next Generation group exhibition (postponed due to corona) for Bozar in Brussels, Belgium.

Zoom background illustration for Dropbox from San Francisco, U.S.A.

Graphic novel insert for Cold Cuts Magazine from Beirut, Lebanon.

 

2019

Group exhibition for the Frans Dille Prize for graphic print making in the museum of Plantin Moretus in Antwerp, Belgium.

Wall paper installation on the occasion of Black History Month in Antwerp, Belgium.

Installation and performance inside the library of Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Illustration spread in Wobby Club, riso printed magazine from Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Graphic Novel “Wild White World, Vol.1”, risoprinted at Sad Biscuit Studio from Ghent, Belgium.

SOLO exhibition during the residency of Bebe Books at Dok in Ghent, Belgium.

Painted Electricity Cabinet in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Heidelberg and foil printing series in collaboration with Superdruk from Antwerp, Belgium.

Live concert animation projection for Fifty Fifty Sessions at the Beurs in Brussels, Belgium.

 

 

A handful of the clients I’ve been lucky to work with

  • Adobe
  • Adult Swim
  • Burning Man
  • GIPHY
  • Dropbox
  • Hacking Finance
  • Medium
  • Meow Wolf
  • cold cuts magazine
  • bozar
  • Wobby Club