Inaluxe is a small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. We are both 70's kids. We grew up in homes where kitchen tiles were bright turquoise, set against orange chairs, and flokati rugs occupied every inch of floor.
Our studio is located in the Grampians, Victoria, Australia. All the inaluxe designs you see are created by us. While we both have a very different approach to art, the upside of this is we love working on designs together, and what comes out of our combined efforts. Of course, sometimes we go it solo too.
People often ask us what materials are our favourites... It's very hard to chalk it down to one or two, however, gouache, ink, and acrylic feature prominently at present, as well as paper, wood panels, and linen. As for influences, and inspiration, that's a very big area, however, to break it down, it comes down to the natural world. Organic forms found in nature, the magnificence of birds, and animals. The interaction people have with one another. What makes this world tick. While the designs might be abstract, there is a basis, and human foundation to their existence. It's the things below the surface we marvel at. It's more about the thoughts, or feelings the work might evoke, rather than a literal interpratation of the subject.
When it comes to artists who inspire us, the long time heros are Robert Rauschenberg, the early Abstract Experssionists of the 1920's onwards, and Mark Rothko.
Our philosophy when it comes to design is simple - Make it beautiful, use the best materials possible, and be responsible and sustainable in production practice. It is very important for us to feel great about what we do, therefore we only print on the best archival fine art papers, in combination with a professional giclee reproduction print process. We believe in quality over quantity.
As well as taking care of business with inaluxe, we have also had the pleasure of designing and working with some incredible companies, like Blue Q, IKEA, Earth Greetings, Art Press, Kate Spade New York, Easy Art, Urban Outfitters, John Lewis, and Bloom Cosmetics - to name a few. We have been very fortunate to be featured in various magazines, as well as designs featured in publications such a Print & Pattern II By Bowie Style, and a fabulous interview in Frankie Magazine. We are eternally delighted by the show of support for our work. It is really amazing to do what you love, and have people from all over the world enjoy it too.
On a personal note, we enjoy taking our dog Kibi for bush walks, exploring the forests, and getting to know all the amazing wildlife we are neighbours with. Both avid collectors of vintage objects, furniture, books, and music. We are keen gardeners, who share a passion for landscape design, and renovating - which we are currently enjoying, although kind of suck at. Still, something new to learn is always exciting!
We can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy the art as much as we do.
Kristina Sostarko & Jason Odd