Jitesh Patel is an Indian born in England. He’s a prolific and famous illustrator. Nowadays he has his own studio in Shoreditch, London which he calls the Jai Studio. During his career Jitesh Patel has illustrated for lots of important brand like Warehouse,Ted Baker, Miss Selfridge, Bench, Duck & Cover, NY Times Esprit, French Connection, British Airways, Economist, Guardian, Little Brown Book Company etc;
I believe my work is very characteristic and a reflection of my own personality. My style of work is very delicate and flowing, which is similar to the way I like to think, as my thoughts can generally move and develop from their original conception.
This artist has two cultures to inspire him. The Indian brings out the vibrancy in his richly coloured and patterned work, whereas the British side of him is more considered. His work has been described as being colourful and, although it seems to be very open to interpretation, his illustrations are created with a lot of thought. To him is really important the balance. Indeed Patel likes to consider the interaction of every element of his artworks and the composition of the whole piece.
He tend to see things around him in a similar nature, such as he likes to see how the things around him interact with each other. Therefore he believes everything has a way of connecting with each other, animate as well inanimate.
City Map Drawing project
He doesn’t go a day without working and his sketchbooks go wherever he does. City Map Drawing is a personal project he has been developing, taking day trips to Europe and Drawing maps of the cities.
As said before, Jitesh sketches and paints mainly because he need it. In his life he uses this medium to express himself, to remember where he goes, or special date in everyday life. His maps are beautiful illustration of real cities. The artist shows each plant with his peculiarity and most important monuments in 3D vision. This illustration recall the one of Oliver Jeffers, but they differ for their elegant line and architectonic-like stroke.
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