Parisian Emmanuel Bastid (Malin is his artist handle) is a French illustrator and visual designer for the entertainment industry. "I work fairly instinctively", says Malin about his work process. "With each new work or each new commission I try to capture the invisible, and try to create several layers of interpretation in an image. The artworks really only find their final forms while I work on them."
The resulting work is often lush with color and movement, while also strongly communicating its subject matter. "I like images that allow me to tell my own story, wherein - while working on them - visual clues appear that assist my storytelling", Malin says. "I hope that feeling of exploration transcends to the person, when they look at the images. I try to be chatty in my work also, and to give things substance by mixing figurative and abstract elements and big gestures with delicate refinements."