Swedish artist Kilian Eng (DW Design) has a unique style and visual language that is sometimes described as retro futuristic.
Eng illustrates and animates images and art prints that feel dreamlike and evoke curiosity, like this Delorean image, obviously inspired by the Back to the Future movies.
The 'Delorean' print is a Certified Art Giclee™. This original digital fine art print is signed and numbered and is part of an exclusive limited edition of 25.
When interviewed about his creative process, the graphic artist and illustrator explains that he likes to narrate in his work and that his art needs to invite people to make up their own stories in response.
"Even if an image is shown as a single piece and not as part of a series, both I and the viewer need to be able to fantasise about what might happen before and after the exact moment frozen in the picture."
"This creative engagement helps to give substance to the worlds I depict and lets me develop new scenarios."
As with dreamscapes, Eng’s art can seem simultaneously threatening and welcoming.
Much of Kilian Eng's inspiration is derived from his interest in surrealism, science fiction, theater scenography as well as from architecture and the urban landscape.
"I’m very interested in creating environments in my work. I’m fascinated by architecture - ancient, futuristic, fantastic - so I often incorporate buildings or structures. The characters that inhabit the pictures are dropped in these unexpected surroundings."
The analog, sometimes retro feel of Eng's art is deceptive. He works in a completely digital medium and deliberately adds the anachronistic effects via the computer.
The precise texture of paper, the range of colors and the careful balances between light and dark are all carefully selected and applied. "I like the digital work process,” says Eng, “and all the possibilities it offers to play with colors and to create more easily."
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