‘Spiculum’ by Máté Jakó
Artist: Máté Jakó
Medium: Graphite, carbon, ink, acrylic and chalk on vellum
Dimensions: 10.8″ x 10.8″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“In life, there are two kinds of pain: the one that hurts you, and the one that changes you.” – Máté Jakó
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.