Inspirational Art: New Fashion Illustrations by Alexandre Korobov
Alexandre Korobov, young illustrator, creates illustrations full of colours, saturated, photo-realistic, at times acid and ironical, the obsessions of the time finding their way into his commissioned work. He also seeks to revisit illustration techniques of the past by using a mix of electronic processing, pencils and overlay inks.
Originally trained as a graphic designer, Alexander started as a full-time illustrator in early 2012, when he was discovered by Jeff Jank, the musician, graphic designer, and artistic director of the Stones Throw record label, known for his work for the “Quasimoto” character.
After this he went on to designing record sleeves for various labels such as Stones Throw
records (Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib, MF-Doom, minimal wave tapes ), A-traction for which he also was artistic director for visuals (Agoria, David Carretta, MarsT, John Lord Fonda, Traumer) and Boxon Records in Bordeaux.
In parallel he became deeply involved in fashion illustration and the treatment of body and image, as in his drawing of the new 2013 Armani Neat Collection where he recast the show’s models attitudes into a digital portofolio where the work of young illustrators for Armani is displayed.
Alexandre Korobov graduated from ENSA Dijon and LISAA in Paris. He frequently travels to Paris, Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki.