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    Work / Illustration "We’re likely to plummet into a new dark age": Illustrator Edward Carvalho-Monaghan on learning from the past

    Edward Carvalho-Monaghan is an old friend of It’s Nice That. Having originally been one of The Graduates 2013, Ed’s bold, block-coloured drawings have repeatedly intrigued us over the past five years. Now, the accomplished illustrator is carving out a new path for himself. His latest creations resemble surreal, Dali-esque landscapes that feature anything from floating shells to biscuits and fish. His explosive creations are inspired by the likes of MC Escher, Giorgio De Chirico and Hieronymus Bosch as well as Rex Whistler and Eric Ravilious. This comes as no surprise considering the impossibly detailed work Ed produces. His dream-like compositions distort dimensions and prompt the viewer to closely examine the intricacies of his work. We catch up with Ed to see what goes on inside his compelling mind.

    Daphne Milner