Vibrant Edition (Color)
Limited edition of 75 prints
Full-bleed and hand-deckled edges
Printed on Canson Aquarelle 310gsm archival paper
Bleached Edition (Monochrome)
Limited edition of 25 prints
Printed on Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260gsm paper
18 x 24 inches
Printed with ♥ by Static Medium
"Coral reefs have many important functions. For example, they provide shelter for a huge variety of underwater organisms. Many species of fish live there in their early life before swimming out to the open sea. It is a great example of the natural beauty and magic of our oceans. A beauty that is losing its lifeforce and turning into a colorless underwater wasteland devoid of all life due to human impact.
My starting point for this project was the impact of coastal development and the negative and deadly effects it has on the ecosystems close to the shore. 40% of the world's population lives close to the coast, something that causes numerous threats to corals through the evergrowing development of human infrastructure and the threat from global warming." - Kilian Eng
Kilian Eng was born in 1982 in Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated in 2010 from Konstfack, University of Arts Craft & Design in Stockholm with a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Illustration and storytelling.
Kilian's medium of choice when illustrating is digital, something he has developed and explored for many years now.
Elements that he often comes back to are the importance of color and lighting in a composition where geometry, the environment, and organic shapes often are prominent. He likes to give his images a surrealistic touch and place the visuals in an alternative reality that hopefully evokes the viewer's curiosity to explore and fantasize further.
His strongest artistic influences come from many of the European artists in the genre of sci-fi and fantasy with a very open mind about what that can be.
Clients include Armada Skis, Disney, Fortune Magazine, HBO, Heavy Metal, Krewella, Las Vegas Weekly, Marvel, MGM, M83, Milan Records, Miami Horror, Mondo, Red Bull, Sony Playstation, The New York Times, The Gaslamp Killer, Toyota, Waxwork Records, Warner Bros, Wired Italia, Zeit.