Saturday, December 12, 2015

Matt Gaser's "Fantastical"

Visual development artist Matt Gaser has released a compilation of his personal artwork called "Fantastical: The Art of Matt Gaser." It's a full-color book loaded with sketches and digital paintings of monsters, robots, giants, floating cities, and spaceships.

Matt has worked as a concept artist and illustrator for Lucasfilm video games, so all of his paintings suggest stories and scenarios behind the imagery. The gallery includes subchapters with Gaser's science fiction and fantasy worlds, including Metakron, Oasis, Edmund & Hunter, and Dr. Zammsy.

His approach is surreal, whimsical, and colorful. As Christian Alzmann says in the introduction, "Where science fiction is often notoriously grim, the future bleak, even Matt's darkest work hints at goodness with a light and playful quality."
Fantastical: The Art of Matt Gaser
Hardcover, 11 x 8 inches, 112 pages, full color, Cameron & Co.
Matt Gaser's website

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