“Flawless lines and the use of low key icons are only one aspect of Mike Giant’s work. Check out what lies beneath. Though everything seems controlled, under the surface there is an incredible amount of references one can find. His references are not only about folk art or religious or philosophical, there is much more. It is a lacquered, trapped in time, reflection of the world complexity where love and hate mix, where everything is dual, so simple and yet so hard to live. In this sense, being a great and original artist, Mike Giant has this capacity to go beyond and bring us back the unseen, the unspoken.” – Magda Danysz, renowned gallerist of contemporary art.
The renowned graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist, Mike Giant, has been bringing his signature style to concrete, paper and skin for years. Now he collates his masterpieces in an enticing new volume. Muerte is a vibrant celebration of the master of black ink and a jewel in the crown of the Drago’s 36 Chambers series. Drawing inspiration from Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration, his unique images depict everything from voluptuous femme fatales to skulls and animal tentacles.
Mike Giant, Muerte
Softcover, 17x24 cm, 96 pages | Drago Publisher | 978-88-88493-19-0
Designed and made by Nicola Veccia Scavalli