Peony Yip is a 24 years old Hong Kong based hobbyist illustrator who is hiding under the name of The White Deer.
Discreet and humble, the young lady is refuting the idea of being an artist yet, even if the good reviews of her work are already allowing her a fine reputation. Either working with pencils or digital tools, she builds a creative universe full of poetry and dark humor.
Following the idea of her nickname, she connects humans with animals, creating a genuinely moving communion between flesh and fur, a symbiosis of the human and wild instinct. The relationship with nature gets even more troubling depending on the drawing, even visiting the limits of horror and the theater of the absurd. Peony likes mixing elements, and also tradition and modernity, childhood and adulthood. Her illustrations are full of softness, tenderness, even purity, but are not entirely innocent.