Photograph by Andres Oyuela

Colourful handmade shapes come together to form enchanting creatures and inventive fairy-tale settings in the signature illustration style of Gina Rosas. Using a whole range of techniques from paper cut to digital and even Aquatint printing, Gina has forged her own unique method of image making, but what excites clients even more is the way she’s able to apply it to such a varied range of briefs.
Born in Colombia but now based in Germany, Gina’s artwork feeds off her native culture. She’s inspired by the traditional folk music of Colombia and Latin America, as well as the natural environment in her homeland. With experience working in an advertising agency, she understands the creative process and knows what it takes to turn a brief into an intriguing new piece of art. Gina studied visual arts in Colombia and is working on a BA in Illustration at the University of Applied Science in Hamburg.

Text writen by Garrick Webster




Awards & nominiations


2020 Picture this! Winner 2020 Merit award at 3x3 llustration Annual No.17
2019 Scholarships for highly committed students, DAAD
2019 Honorable Mention at 3x3 llustration Annual No.16
2018 Excellence Scholarship for foreign students, HAW Hamburg
2018 Selected illustrator at “Latin American Illustration 7
2018 Selected illustrator at " Pitti Immagine Bimbo"
2018 Selected illustrator at "Bologna Children's Book Fair's Exhibition" and Catalogue
2017 Selected illustrator at "Hiii Illustration” International Competition

Exhibitions:


2021  Add art, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Germany
2020 “hölle reloaded”, Westwerk, Hamburg
2019 “Heimat”, Casatinta,  Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg
2019 “Heimat”, Casatinta, Bogotá
2019 “Pop Up copy right”, Galerie 21, Hamburg
2019 HAW “Rundgang 2019”, Hamburg
2018 "Off the page and into the world of Fashion", Pitti Immagine Bimbo, Florence
2018 "Alphabets", Bologna
2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, China, Japón, Taiwan
2018 “neue Märchen”, Fabrik der Kunst,  Hamburg
2017 “Retratos sonoros”, Bogotá, Medellín and Barcelona
2017 “Bogoshorts Ilustrado”, Jorge Eliecer Gaitán theater, Bogotá-Colombia
2017 HAW “Rundgang 2017”, Hamburg-Germany
2016 HAW “Rundgang 2016”, Hamburg-Germany
2015 “die Besten fünf Mappen” (The best five Illustration applicants), Hamburg
2013 "Salón visual Bacanika", Bogotá