Northern Prize 2021
I decided to apply for the Northern Illustration Prize 2021. This year’s theme was Renaissance.
This is what I wrote:
I have selected one of my graphics, which has been created in 2015. To this day, I am proud of this illustration, and everyday I look at it on my wall, it brings me joy and positivity, and encourages me to go forward as an artist. It is filled with many intricate details and fantasmagorical architecture, which embraces tradition and innovation. My artwork was influenced by the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Leonardo da Vinci, but also drew inspiration from Spielberg’s “Stars Wars”, Miyazaki’s “Laputa, Castle in the Sky” and futuristic architectural ideas, such as Cobra Towers in Kuwait and Cities in the Sky by Tsvetan Toshkov. “Renaissance” is a term which embraces many different things, but usually it is associated with the marriage between science and art, and brilliant thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Brunelleschi, Nicolas Copernicus, Titian, Rafael, Micheangelo etc. This graphic is my definition of renaissance and my vision of how the future might look like someday. Renaissance also means rebirth, and I believe that perhaps mankind will be reborn after the pandemic, and will further evolve, for the better and create stunning floating cities with a lesser impact on the environment and will learn to respect Earth a bit more.