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Stromae in Drawings by Nyasa Lake

Amy January 12, 2015 0 268 views
Stromae in Drawings by Nyasa Lake

Amateur artist Nyasa Lake, who we discovered on Twitter several months ago, re-imagines Stromae’s world so compellingly that we can’t resist sharing her work. Nyasa (not her real name) lives in Los Angeles, California, where she finds great inspiration in Stromae’s work.


When Stromae was in Los Angeles for his recent concerts, Nyasa was there with her sketchbook. Cathy (@iamclapclap, who attended every concert on the North American tour) introduced her to Thomas (Stromae’s producer and tour manager) when he walked by as they were waiting in line before the concert. Thomas looked at her book for some time, saying nothing, and then asked if he could borrow it. She didn’t know then what he planned to do with it. But when he returned it to her 30-40 minutes later, it was during the opening act of the show, and Nyasa was surprised to discover a message from Stromae written inside the cover. After the show, Nyasa met Stromae, and he told her he had very much appreciated her drawings and had taken pictures of them.

Next step: Stromae’s performance at — where else — the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival! 

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“It’s amazing the way in which you’ve interpreted/understood the project. Bravo and I wish you the best in your career as a (drawing) artist. Stromae (Paul)”

We would like to thank Nyasa for sharing her beautiful drawings so freely. She Tweeted, “Once my drawing is uploaded online, it becomes everybody’s, not only mine. At least I think so. I don’t need your agreement with this.”

Follow Nyasa: @Nyasa_Lake on Twitter and @n_y_a_s_a on Instagram.

An earlier version of this article was written by Axelle of Stromaeometre.fr

UPDATE January 19: Nyasa has produced a beautiful drawing especially for Stromaeometre!  Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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