SHOWS Amalgamation"Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, Andrea Innocent is a professional artist/illustrator. Working within the medium of drawing, limited edition digital prints and painting, Innocent’s personal work tells stories of the bizarre and quirky. Her work began as ongoing exploration, in a contemporary context, of aspects of Japanese popular culture from an Australian perspective. These themes continue, along with new directions in character design and science fiction. Innocentgirl traverses imaginative worlds from manga and the idiosyncrasies of otaku, to folklore and reality TV in search of the eccentric stories that populate her work. Combining a strong sense of colour and graphics and blending these with ‘found’ photographic and textural images her works become a collage of icons that tell a story and seek to entice a sense of curiosity from the viewer. Many topics reflect the post-modern world; parodied or retold in modern settings they question the elevation of the famous and infamous. Innocent possesses an otaku-like obsession with her works, stories about unique characters and situations inspire her. Let's be making happy pictures!"