Arlette Ess is a visual artist specialised in drawing. Her intricate work creates a sense of immersion and wonder.
Through her interiors and fashion collections, she shares her love for the natural world, and a desire to distil its magical and mysterious essence.
The drawings have a focus on organic textures and their intrinsic patterns, assembled as mesmerising allovers or harmonious compositions. The content and subject matter draws from observation of nature, as well as from our collective cultural history, a part of our identity we share through image and myth.
Arlette’s signature fur prints are drawn in pen and ink, resulting in a combination of figurative and textural. These mesmerisingly intricate designs often simultaneously embody a kind of minimalism, creating a fusion between opulence and simplicity.