Sunday, March 18, 2012

7. Kilian Eng

Swedish artist Kilian Eng has a unique visual style and language. He illustrates and animates images that verge upon the dreamlike, evoking curiosity and stirring emotion.

"I like to tell stories in my work and invite people to make up their own stories in response. Even if an image is shown as a single piece and not part of a series, the viewer needs to be able to fantasize about what might happen before and after the exact moment frozen in the picture, as do I. This creative engagement helps me give substance to the worlds my pictures illustrate, and lets me create new scenarios."

Kilian Eng has won numerous awards and has a Bachelor and Masters in Graphic Design & Illustration from Konstfack, University of Arts Craft & Design in Stockholm. He cites a large number of inspirational artists and influences such as Syd Mead, Jean Giraud (Moebius), Maxfield Parrish, Francois Schuiten, Philippe Druillet, Winsor McCay, Richard Corben, Swedish artist John Bauer, Ralph Mcquarrie, N.C Wyeth and a host of others from the film and animation world such as Hayao Miyazaki, Yuri Norstein and David Lynch.

Eng is currently working on an animated film project. He also creates his own music.

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