Jarno Kettunen, born in Finland in 1980, is an award winning fashion illustrator and visual artist focusing on capturing the mood and energy of high fashion collections, performances, concerts, and personalities into minimal, yet energetic drawings and paintings.
He is a frequent fashion collaborator and does his now famous “live illustrations” at Paris fashion week shows including Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior Homme, AF Vandevorst, and Manish Arora. In 2014 he debuted at New York Fashion Week by making a portrait illustration of Diane von Furstenberg backstage at her spring–summer 2015 show. With his “Traveling Atelier” Kettunen creates live art experiences and performances such as portraying vip clients at the Jeffrey Atlanta fashion boutique, capturing the movement of dancers for the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium, and drawing cast members of Alain Platel’s drag artist cabaret ‘Gardenia’ at Theater Rotterdam. Kettunen’s commissioned work includes live “behind-the-scenes” illustrations at a Coca-Cola 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Global Creative Campaign Photoshoot in New York, editorial illustrations for NYLON Guys magazine, and live portrait drawings featuring Chanel’s Fall 2010 and Spring 2017 make-up collections.
Kettunen lives in Cincinnati, USA and his works are commissioned across the globe for clients including s.Oliver, Essentiel Antwerp, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, Levi Strauss, Misha Nonoo, and V&A Museum to name but a few. His work has been featured in publications such as Vogue/Style. com, Vogue Netherlands, L’Officiel Belgium & Maroc, Elle Belgium, METAL, Nylon, Modern Weekly, and A Shaded View on Fashion by Diane Pernet. His original works have been part of exhibitions in museums and galleries including Joyce Gallery in Paris, Fashion Space Gallery in London, ModeMuseum in Antwerp, and Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles.
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