The Complex And Narrative Illustrations Of Simón Prades

Simón Prades , born in 1985 into a German/ Spanish family. Working in Saarbrucken, Germany as an illustrator for clients in editorial, publishing, advertising, and film. With just paper and pencil or ink he starts off his awe-inspiring masterpieces. Amongst his heavyweight clients prevail The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Esquire, VICE, Ogilvy and more. There is a recurrence in the use of the concept; "something inside something inside something", despite the redundant sound of this description, its the only way to explain the mind-expanding look of most of his illustrations arranged in a very Fibonacci way.

Referring to an article from the New Scientist Magazine, that states that humans most explore the rooted layers of their minds in order to be highly productive and concentrate without difficulty. Simón illustrates high contrast images in which silhouettes of human heads take up the center of the golden section. Magic forests with deep paths situated right in the middle.

Portraits for glorious entities appearing in social, political and economics centered articles for magazines like The New Republic and The New Yorker. There is also an analogy between the overwhelming current condition of Yemen and the promising lifestyle that citizens in Turkey are taking advantage of. Yemen, experiencing a never-ending war and an increased percentage of deceased day after day, is controlled by anti-Americans and anti-Israelites, on the other hand, Turkey has accepted several benefits from the United States and it has a really good health care plan.

A guy sitting down right in front of his computer, with a swastika symbol tattooed in the upper part of his head, the Schutzstaffel symbol and the iron cross in his right arm, with a crowd of snakes surrounding his back, as if the snakes were instructing him what to do. It is alarming how dangerous the internet can be and this illustration proves it. Simón manages to represent this and much more starting with a simple sketch and colouring it with only four striking colours; green, yellow, black and white, and it ends up having a revolutionary street art look.

All images, courtesy of artist: Simón Prades  // Instagram: simon_prades