Liga Kitchen

Liga Kitchen is an established Latvian illustrator who has created works for leading publishers, newspapers, magazines, clothing companies and bands. 

Liga lives and works in London with her husband Benjamin Kitchen and their 3 goofy kids.

She received her BA degree in Printmaking and Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts in Latvia and has studied Illustration at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts. 

Her clients have included Because magazine; bookazine Benji Knewman, (featured by MagcultureStack Magazines, It's nice that and Monocle radio); music, culture and lifestyle magazine Veto, politics, economics and culture magazine IR; and she was commissioned to create a full page illustration series for German ‘N’ magazine, most known for its creative founder- Tyler Brule (Monocle and Wallpaper).

Liga Kitchen was the album designer and illustrator for Latvia’s most known, and the internationally renowned, band Prata Vetra, most recently working together for their album Another Still life.  She created images that were used for stage designs during their international tour, designs for promotional products (clothing, etc), images for the band’s web site and co-wrote most of the lyrics for the album’s Latvian version.  

Her design and illustration work for the album cover Viegli received the Awards prize for the best album cover in Latvia in 2012. 

Liga Kitchen has worked on a number of collaborations designing prints and patterns for Deeply Personal fashion and children’s wear company Hebe and men’s wear Zib*.  

Amongst many other things, Liga enjoys hearing people's stories; some of which she has written as articles for Benji Knewman magazine. You can read Liga's collections of stories in Benji Knewman Vol 1, 2 and 3. 

Liga Kitchen’s illustrative works are an eclectic mix of collage; predominantly using paper cuts, photography and hand drawn lines.

Her main inspiration lies in everyday observations, story hearing and storytelling. Liga's works are imaginative and sometimes surreal representations of how she sees surroundings and people, using her experiences and objects from everyday life. She records them with documental wit and a certain mystery.    

Agnese Kleina, editor of Benji Knewman magazine, describes her illustrations as being an 'Everyday Haiku'.

"I enjoy creating crisp, colourful and storytelling work, where often the main subject of the story has been left out of the visual space. I want the observer to be able to place himself in the image, to have enough white space to continue it and interpret the visual story the way he sees it." 

Liga is always open for new work opportunities and collaborations, just send her an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

Selected Links

Benji Knewman: http://benjiknewman.com/,

Because: http://becauselondon.com/fashion/2015/10/life-drawing/

Veto: http://veto.lv/veto-magazine-32/

N magazine: http://www.nachmann.com/eng/n-magazine/n7.html

Deeply Personalhttp://deeplypersonal.fashion/