by Callum Twigger in New Illustration on Tuesday 16 October 2012

Hungarian illustrator Aman draws ghosts trapped by powerlines, cats in streetwear, and cyclopean skyscraper monsters. Realspace name David Szebenyi, Aman’s art indirectly reflects a quaint magic realism. He sees life, monstrous but harmless, in lifeless places. Szebenyi reveals a persistent desire to integrate mythology into otherwise inert inner-city landscapes. His spectres and beasts are benign and curious, perhaps as lost in their urban surrounding as anyone else would be.