deviantART can be an odd little slice of cyberspace at times, but amongst the slew of big-eyed, short-skirted manga fanart, identikit dragons and anthropomorphic foxish-looking things with unlikely abdominal musculature, there are some truly interesting things to be found. One such thing is the work of Ukrainian illustrator Alexander Fedosov, AKA Hollllow. It’s unsettling, futuristic, and hard to get tired of looking at. Also, it’s difficult to look at with a closed mouth, due to involuntary jaw-dropping. There’s not a massive portfolio to see, and Fedosov’s art concentrates more on characters than environments – but these he has absolutely nailed. His character designs seem consist of bizarre hybrids of cyborg and sculpture which fuse the organic, the mechanical and the abstract – leaving the viewer fascinated yet slightly queasy. Yes, this is picking up where the late, great Giger left off, but Fedosov’s work has its own unique character. It’s infused with strange beauty, perfectly executed in every intricate detail, and his rendering of stony curlicues and scarred and flaking metal is literally second to none. None, I say!
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