Uno Moralez’s Dark, Twisted Pixelated World
The rise of pixel art might seem faddish, but there’s nothing cookie-cutter about Russian illustrator Uno Moralez‘s work. Ever since his work went semi-viral two years ago, he’s been admired across the art community for his unique aesthetic of retro art combined with surrealist imagery. But probably the most interesting thing about him is how he strings subtle narrative arcs throughout his illustrations. Image series like these tell haunting stories that are still vague enough to be interpreted in other ways. According to an interview Moralez did with The Comic Journal back in 2012, the ambiguity is essential: “My short stories derive from images which don’t fit in a one single image, plotwise. [...] That’s why I draw only key scenes, leaving out details. And then reader’s imagination starts to work. That is important.”
For more of his work, his frequently updated Tumblr is full of oddities to plunge through.
Via It’s Nice That