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The Surreal Illustrations of Micha Huigen

Micha Huigen’s illustrations dissect and reassemble everyday objects into surreal machines. The artist’s work, both in personal and commissioned forms, are marked by elegant and bold linework. Huigen has crafted album art, music videos, magazines, and other editorial work.

Micha Huigen’s illustrations dissect and reassemble everyday objects into surreal machines. The artist’s work, both in personal and commissioned forms, are marked by elegant and bold linework. Huigen has crafted album art, music videos, magazines, and other editorial work.

On social media, the artist is often forthcoming about experimentation and offers a chance for viewers to offer their own takes on a work-in-progress. “Been wandering off into more weird/ surreal ideas lately,” the artist says of the top piece in this post. “Having a lot of fun with it because the possibilities are endless? What do you guys think? Is turtleman strange, creepy or both? I think he’s pretty friendly.”

See more on Huigen’s site.

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