Portraits by Damien Cuypers

August 20, 2012

Damien Cuypers is an illustrator who's work always stops us in our tracks. We've seen it in the past, and yet again we are reawakened fans. The distilled details in each portrait capture minimal but charismatic features while simultaneously reveling in the pleasure of each colorful mark. Cuypers' stylized hand is one that maintains a likeness in his own quick rendering. The portraits are loose, but attentive. Playful, but seductively ephemeral, as if to frantically capture the most essential details of a fleeting moment telling of personality and aura, often doing so in minutes.