During art school, Jenny Theolin was often told that you should never touch another person’s art.
And now, starved for intimacy during the Covid-19 pandemic – when even touching our family and friends could be dangerous – she has found comfort in a collaboration with Ata Berenjian, encouraging him to “touch, hug, vandalise, meddle and enrich” her work.
The result is Borderless – a series of digital artworks and a “beautiful collision of characteristics”. Using Jenny’s photography as a canvas, Ata applied his distinctive illustration style to create something completely new. “This collaboration is all about building on top, adding and creating together. A little bit like we hope the world will be doing more of once open,” says Jenny.
Now available as prints with 50% of the proceeds going to Médecins Sans Frontières.