Bold, gregarious, busy, colorful and just a little bit scary, Mathis Rekowski’s illustrations are compositions that jump right off the paper and kind of slap you around in the face a bit before settling back down to just visually assault your eyes (in a good way).
His works feature a very smooth, nearly textural landscape…little microcosms of characters who are vying for your attention. Their universe is one of exuberance and strife; hardly a quiet day or night passes in these imagined compositions.
What’s perhaps most amazing is that Germany-based Mathis works primarily as an illustrator—not just an artist—so his work often appears in print publications. Kind of amazing he’s made a name for himself using his style in that world. Kind of a testament to always being yourself, don’t you think? See more on his online portfolio.
Check out yesterday’s photographer feature, Brent Humphreys, for another person who works in the print world but whose work is more like fine art.