Sunday, June 05, 2011
Artist of the Month; Emmanuel Shiu
Emmanuel Shiu is a concept artist who has worked on numerous film projects, such as 'Iron man', 'Hell Boy 2' and 'Sin City'. He stands out for me, because he has both an appreciable talent for composition and light and because he has a flair for industrial decay.
There are a great many concept artists working today,and they all use much the same tools, programmes and ideas. The internet is over flowing with concept artists who have painted men in powered armour, vampyres, muscular monstrosities and girls with guns, and its growing tedious to see the same old shit again and again, and again in a multitude of meager variation. It becomes a rare treat to find a concept artist whose best work doesn't fit into a teenagers fantasy world. (That Shiu's portfolio also contains photographic nudes is only to his benefit!)