Kilian Eng is one of the most unique and skilled digital illustrators working today. He has created art prints and posters for clients such as HBO, Wired, Warner Bros, The New York Times and Cook and Becker. Eng’s richly detailed, retro-futurist works, simultaneously dreamlike and rooted in physical realism, continue to attract both private collector and commercial admiration.
Kilian Eng, who practices as 'DW Design', is Swedish-born and lives and works in his homeland. Having studied at Stockholm’s Konstfack – the city’s university of arts, craft and design – Eng has been honing his graphic design and illustration discipline since graduating in 2010, winning several awards for his work in recent years. Eng is a prolific artist and releases new art prints, posters and drawings regularly. Both personal works as commissioned pieces for film, video games and entertainment companies.
Inspired and influenced by artists and designers including Syd Mead, Jean Giraud (Moebius), Maxfield Parrish and Francois Schuiten – and many more besides – Kilian Eng places great importance on the role of light and colour in his illustrations. He intends to add a surrealist, sometimes sci-fi touch to places that could, due to their environmental geometry, be part of an alternative reality – not so detached from our world, but fantastical enough to engage the viewer’s imagination, and encourage them to further speculate on what could be beyond this scene.
Several art prints by Kilian Eng are currently available for purchase through Cook and Becker, including high-quality prints of illustrations for the Castlevania, Phantasy Star, Space Harrier and Shadow of the Colossus video game series. Multiple original works by Kilian Eng are also available.