Chimpanzees, especially the males, are incredibly vicious creatures, making the Lukas Brezek Prisoners Collection series all the more intriguing.
In his illustrations, artist Lukas Brezek portrays sly chimps with cocky attitudes. They are personified through the use of accessories such as sunglasses, cigarettes, helmets, masks and more. These monkeys look dangerous, but not in the wild animal way, they look as though they could truly be convicted criminals. They are cool customers with the jaded look in their eyes and their apathetic expressions -- you can't get at these chimps.
My favorite from the Lukas Brezek Prisoners Collection is the one who looks like he's just chilling with his aviators on and cigarette dangling from his lips.
The Lukas Brezek Prisoners Collection Portrays Chimps in Captivity
Gil Cohen — December 19, 2012 — Art & Design
References: behance.net & sweet-station