The Stirring Illustrations of Kit Layfield

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Armed with absorbing linework and a distinctive palette, Kit Layfield crafts illustrations that traverse our psychological states. Drawings by the Philadelphia-based artist are blends of stylized figures and floating, surreal elements that are both abstracted or accessories to the subject. On the artist’s Instagram, he often features these scenes alongside their original, black-and-white counterparts.

The title of each work adds both a layer of humor and a few breadcrumbs to the motivations behind each’s character: “I believe that you are entering a phase of your life in which many different things will occur,” above, features “many different things,” or ways in which the subject is being pulled. “Embarrassing” seems to put the subject in her childhood bedroom.

See more of the artist’s work below.

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