Did you know this guy is friends with Will Smith? Fueled by coffee, self-taught artist Jangojim tries to improve the world by making happy silly colourful graphics by means of illustrations, comics, paintings, animations and murals. He also writes for TV. He has already exhibited in Antwerp, Brussels, Berlin, San Francisco, LA, New York and Tokyo.
For any project, good creative ideas and graphics must go hand in hand. He loves making dull or difficult subjects more fun, and creates iconic visuals infused by pop culture that immediately catch your eye. Colour and humour are very important factors.
To get inspiration, he devours movies, comics, art books, comedy, exhibitions and travels a lot. Influenced by 50s and 60s Pop art (Beatles Yellow Submarine), Psychedelic and outsider art, classic Japanese woodcuts (Hokusai), vintage animators like Max Fleischer (Felix the Cat, Betty Boop), the clear line style of Hergé (Tintin), iconic musicians like David Byrne, David Bowie or Django Reinhardt. Directors like David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jan Svankmajer or Wes Anderson. Apart from the ‘regular’ illustration work, he created his own 2D-animated international series Elvis & Benny (aired in 2018), a Jango Comix compilation book, several mural projects and a new exhibition.
Your building would look a lot better with the art of Jangojim on there!