Death Burger, aka Josan Gonzalez, creates colourful, over-the-top representations of a future society collapsing, dystopian themes and imagery that could be lifted straight from a William Gibson Novel.
William Gibson predicted the internet in his novels. He pretty much invented the cyberpunk genre with his highly dystopian science fiction. I am a fan of his books, they paint such a vivid picture of an alternate present or a darkly familiar near-future.
Gonzalez attempts to do the same with his artwork, using familiar tropes like VR, social media, substance abuse and gang warfare then ramping it up to the extreme.
Violence and colour are recurrent and his character design and use of colour are reminiscent of Moebius, particularly Jean Giraud's work in those comic books.
Mind blowing attention to detail and an incredible ability to tell a rich story in a single image has lead Josan Gonzalez to stand out. His Instagram is one of my favourite art accounts to follow as he regularly posts works in progress #wip giving you a chance to analyse his process.
Gonzalez has just released his latest collection of drawings in the form of a new book called "The Future 2". I pre-ordered it at the back end of 2016 along with "The Future 1" and can't wait to receive it!
I'll be sure to post up a little review when they arrive.
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