Matt Medium Experiments with Exaggeration and Distortion

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: Apr 2, 2012 • References: mattmedium.tumblr and juxtapoz
A fascination with the morbid and grotesque becomes clear when looking at these illustrations by Matt Medium. The talented Boston-based illustrator experiments with proportion and exaggerated features in this collection of sketch drawings, resulting in an accumulation of dark and surreal depictions.

Reminiscent of sketching by cartoonist Ralph Steadman (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), these drawings by Matt Medium are both elaborately accentuated and extremely warped. The combination between the attention to detail and the detail itself creates an object that is disturbing, yet entrancing.

Morose, intricate and impressive, these illustrations by Matt Medium are proof of the artist's ability to articulate a sensation through distortion and exaggeration. Although at times difficult to look at, the drawings are hard to forget.