Dystopian art isn’t always doom and gloom. Many artists are exploring the fantastical side of this futuristic genre by incorporating their own creative twist. Los Angeles-based illustrator
Each of these illustrations includes numerous items of trash. Gasoline cans, vending machine covers, bags, shopping carts, and sports equipment are just some of the objects found in his art. However, Naddeo combines these random assortments to build an apparatus that is new and original. In fact, he places the items together so well that each part looks as though it belongs there.
Naddeo sketches his dystopian art in pencil before going over it in delicate layers of watercolor paint. He chooses an array of warm hues that both add to the abandoned narrative of these objects and create a whimsical atmosphere. Even though these vehicles are made of discarded materials, they look so beautiful and interesting that one can’t help but want them to be real.
Naddeo’s work will be available to view in person in the upcoming months at the
Los Angeles-based artist Alvaro Naddeo creates fantastical illustrations inspired by discarded materials.