Moscow-based artist Yuri Shwedoff tells a passionate and imaginative story about survival in the apocalypse. Set in barren wastelands, his melancholic warriors wander alone, armed with medieval weapons and practicing unearthly magic. Children and animals are recurring motifs, used as symbols of sacrifice and loss in the merciless terrain. A dual sense of loneliness and […]
Transporting us instantly to far off places of our imagination, ones that are rooted in science fiction and fantasy, is the work of Polish concept artist Artur Sadlos. In his worlds, youâ€™ll find lone warriors stalking post-apocalyptic landscapes and magic castlesÂ glowing like stars from afar. Go on and escape reality for a while. Images Â© […]
German painter Sven Kroner knows how to create a dramatic landscape. There is definitely an air of the natural apocalypse in his works: temporary cities in a swamp; huge tankers run ashore in a vast patchwork of countryside fields and woods. Inspired by his childhood growing up amongst the rugged forests and mountainsÂ of Southern Germany, […]
Film theorist legend, AndrĂ© Bazin, described the creative urge and audience appetite for big screen carnage as the â€śNero complex.â€ť An amusing reference to the Roman emperorâ€™s supposed behaviour at news the eternal city was burning to the ground, so the story goes, he played a fiddle and seemed to enjoy the spectacle before him. […]
Self-taught illustrator Kuldar Leement creates action-packed scenes that look like they could be part of a video game, computer-animated film or the sci-fi â€śPrometheus.â€ť His digital art presents an imaginary world where man has the strength to hold giant meteorites and whales can swim in the sky.