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Swirling Animal Illustrations Blend Reality With Abstraction

Ben Geiger dabbles in everything from design to photography to sculpture to create a world of his own imagination. In this series entitled Abstract Animals, the artist developed illustrations that blur the lines between realistic portrayals and his own inventive depictions of the creatures. The basic structure of each animal drawing is true-to-life, but then the artist uses his creativity to build complex textures with swirls of lines and color.

Geiger does not strive to depict the world as we see it on an everyday basis, but prefers to create his own new realities through his artwork. He says, “I really love to just blend the views of reality to a possibly even more realistic world than we comprehend or that can be put in print form.” Combinations of geometric shapes with thick and thin strokes form this wide variety of animals, including elephants, penguins, flamingos, deer, giraffes, polar bears, owls, turtles, and iguanas.

Ben Geiger's website
via [Stacey Thinx]

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