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Meet the artist: Fanny Papay

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Packed with vivid colours and unusual shapes that seem to melt into one another, CHROMATIC is probably the trippiest 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle in the whole Cloudberries range.

We took a moment to catch up with Fanny Papay, the brilliant Budapest-based artist behind the design, to see what other fun designs and stories she has for us puzzle nerds!

What’s one thing in your everyday life that you can’t go without as an artist?

I’m a freelance artist, so basically I work from home. It’s a very simple but very important thing to go outside at least once a day and see the sun, meet with people and ‘load up’ myself.

Chromatic is a psychedelic 1000-piece puzzle by Cloudberries

What’s the most important trait that you think an artist should have?

It’s hard to narrow this down to a word because it is made up of many values to make someone a really good artist. If I had to highlight one, it would be uniqueness.

In making art, where do you draw inspiration from?

I’ve noticed that the most effective way is to sit down with a blank sheet and pen and just let myself carry the flow and think, but for sure I’m following great artists and blogs what inspires me a lot.

Where did you come up with the idea for CHROMATIC?

Sometimes a ready-made artwork appears in my mind out of nothing. I don’t really know how these things work but I think it’s super exciting. With CHROMATIC the situation was the same – just appeared in my mind, and my only task was to visually execute it.

Where can we learn more about your incredible artworks?

I have an Instagram, I use that the most as a representation of my works, @papayfanny. Also, I have a Behance @papayfanny

What’s your favorite thing about working with Cloudberries?

I love to see my work on different surfaces, and perhaps the Cloudberries puzzle was the most extreme surface where my work ever appeared.

What’s the most fulfilling thing about making art?

Maybe this will be a very abstract example, but to create is like giving birth every time to something completely new which lives in the world.

A very popular statement is that it is no longer possible to create new things. I deeply disagree with that. I believe in creating new things, otherwise, it would be no point to summary, it’s worth doing for the feeling you’ve created something.

After designing the CHROMATIC puzzle, how do you find jigsaw puzzles?

I think it’s a great idea to display artwork as a puzzle, bringing people closer to art and introducing them to artists they may not have otherwise met.

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