‘Messorem’ by Máté Jakó
Artist: Máté Jakó
Medium: Graphite, carbon, acrylic, ink, gouache and 26 carat gold leaf on vellum
Dimensions: 14.5″ x 8.5″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“Plant life is something I have a huge admiration and passion for. It informs greatly not only my personal and my client, but my creature work also. The ‘Messorem Viriditas’ aka Reaper plant is an interdimensional emotion plant and will be a valued choice for the brew of any worthy witch.” – Mate Jako
About the Artist:
Máté Jakó is a London based award winning illustrator from South-east Hungary who from a very young age possessed – according to some – an unfortunate obsession of monsters, fairy tales, and super heroes.
He started a long lasting career in theaters and films as an actor before he turned to illustration to create the stories he wanted to tell. Máté currently works as a freelance illustrator. His client list includes Alexander McQueen, Sideshow Collectibles, DC Comics, Chris Nelson FX, and VVDFX creating concept art/creature design for film & video games, fashion prints, book covers, album covers and limited edition film posters. His work has been featured in prestigious publications including: Spectrum, Imaginefx, and 3D total-sketching from the imagination.
His unique style entails the always present darkness mixed with peculiar elegance, and 21st century insecurity. His flowing vines and lines are hinting to this underlying passion, and conflict. However the darkest of these works have some sense of peace and reconciliation that stands in contrast with the seeming chaos that inhabits his frames.
His illustration techniques combine traditional and digital tools or anything really to project the images in his head onto different mediums.