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    Viktor Hachmang: Lotus Lounge (detail)

Illustration: Viktor Hachmang's extraordinary skill makes us green with envy

Posted by James Cartwright,

I found out today that Viktor Hachmang and I are the same age which, if I’m honest, really pisses me off. I’ve been watching this guy improve and diversify over the past few years with eager anticipation – it’s extraordinary to see what new stands of imagery he adds to his oeuvre with each new update – but was convinced that he had to be at least 35 years old. His style fuses traditional ligne-claire with bright psychedelia, bold abstraction with delicate, figurative mark-making and he switches fluidly between retro-futurism and traditional subject matter. Nobody in their 20s should have such an expert mastery of draughtsmanship and a brilliant imagination to boot. But he does, he REALLY does, and for that he deserves our utmost respect.

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    Viktor Hachmang: Diner

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    Viktor Hachmang: Diner (detail)

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    Viktor Hachmang: Diner (detail)

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    Viktor Hachmang: Blue Night

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    Viktor Hachmang: Blue Night (detail)

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    Viktor Hachmang: Vernissage

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    Viktor Hachmang: Vernissage (detail)

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    Viktor Hachmang: Lotus Lounge

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    Viktor Hachmang: Lotus Lounge (detail)


Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.