KAREENA ZEREFOS / SYDNEY

My work is inspired mostly by the nostalgic things I have hoarded along the way; a collection of old super-8 footage from my dad’s childhood in rural New South Wales, vintage postcards and photos, children’s books and delicate fine bone china tea sets.

From these I piece together my own sometimes-shadowy little worlds in a delicate and bittersweet illustrative style.

I like to explore the themes of escapism and isolation in a place created of dreams and memories, which is inhabited by all kinds of curious creatures, often taken from my favourite stories and fairytales, and children lost in their imagination.