QUAINT MOMENTS

Do football goals suffer from occupational hazard? Belgian illustrator Léo Gillet gives us the answers to even more pressing questions in his detailed and multilayered pieces done with felt-tip pens, markers and pencils. Enjoy the exclusive SWARM Mag interview.

EVERYTHING’S JUST PEACHY

Playful and bubblegum-y, the illustrations by Spanish artist Juan Vallecillos take us into an universe where everyone is sporty, colourful, sharply dressed, up to something, and a little bit tired.

COME ON, TURN ME ON

Via digital drawing techniques, Mirko Conte creates his own bold-coloured, smooth-surfaced worlds where his statuesque and majestic heroes and heroines pose in unabashed comfort with their naked form.

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

The autumn chills creep in and we are bringing you an easygoing interview with Romania artist Ștefan Tănase. His object and sculptural works mostly consist of dark-humoured still lives and tongue-in-cheek snippets stemming from his lived experience – currently the one of a delivery driver.

WASTEFUL FANDOMS

The Hungarian fashion designer collective Borbala are turning discarded sportswear into dresses, tops or overalls reminiscent of haute couture giant-slalom suits with dynamic cut patterns and outward-facing overlocked seams. We bring you an exclusive interview below.

FEAR OF THE WILDERNESS WITHIN

Enjoy an exclusive SWARM Mag interview with Gosia Machon, the painter of brutally honest and bare watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, coming to life on pure instinct and depicting landscapes as nature merged with our psyche.

IT’S HIS NATURE

Andrej Dúbravský uses the unforgiving and irreversible alla prima technique on raw canvas to produce his works. Not only the medium he uses but also the objects and subjects of some of his paintings convey atmosphere clouded in smoke, mist, mystery and vague arousal.

THE SAME OLD GAME ?

We interviewed Melichar Oravec, known to the world as a YouTuber, letsplayer, streamer and video-game content creator FlyGunCZ, about material and immaterial recyclation in the gaming environment. The interview is accompanied by eye-candy gifs and videos by German designer Franz Impler.

LAYERS OF SURREALITY

“I get inspiration everywhere and all the time. Sometimes more, sometimes less.” Switzerland-based illustrator Luca Schenardi unearths the thought and creative processes in an exclusive interview for SWARM Mag.

CHIMÉRA

The Chiméra book and photo series by Czech photographer Vladimíra Kotra is the result of a unique, close and tumultuous friendship between a photographer and someone who permitted her to document the most vulnerable moments of personal metamorphosis. Chiméra offers an intimate and delicate but also raw look into the unfolding of the male-to-female transgender identity.

IN[HUMAN]

Humanity strolls ever deeper down the uncanny valley. A 3D digital being, a singer and songwriter NIVVA, and her occasional dressmaker and 3D fashion designer Žil Julie Vostalová talk about exploring the newly forming “phygital” layer of our reality.
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