Danish illustrator Rune Fisker’s clean, windswept surrealism


Not only is Rune Fisker one half of the independent animation studio he started with his brother, Benny Box, but when he’s not storyboarding, focusing on character design or working on title sequences for TV and advertising, the Danish Design School graduate is busy building a portfolio of distinctive drawings. Working mostly in black and white with occasional experiments in colour, each of his illustrations is like its own self-contained world where strange, suited figures with shadowed faces struggle through tilting angles and windswept interiors. The Copenhagen-based illustrator’s angular style puts an emphasis on line, playing with geometry and shading for his chaotic but clean compositions, and with their elongated shadows and strangely placeless settings, Rune’s drawings remind me of Italian surrealist Giorgio de Chirico’s haunting paintings.

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