The Art of Saddo – Founder of The Playground
Check out the work of Romanian illustrator and muralist Saddo, founder of the first Romanian street art collective, The Playground. Saddo, who lists his past influences as horror movie posters, comics and street art, has recently started working with more elaborate shapes in his art. The artist’s current inspirations include naturalistic illustration, pop surrealism, religion and mythology.
View more of Saddo’s work at saddo.ro.
Art of Saddo :
Romanian artist, illustrator and muralist, Saddo started his artistic career as founder of one of the first Romanian street art collectives, The Playground. His street art activity brought a fresh fun vibe to his way of perceiving art and the world, and opened doors to many different projects, commissions for advertising agencies, collaborations with galleries in Bucharest, Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Glasgow, Salvador, etc.
Going through many different phases and influences, from horror movie posters, street art, comics, Saddo has recently developed his style into more elaborate shapes, with many different influences from Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Bosch, Brueghel, Walton Ford, Henri Rousseau, naturalistic illustrations of plants and animals, Islamic miniatures, pop surrealism, religion, mythology.
His latest projects include his first solo-show, “Rise of The Bird People” at Objectos Misturados Gallery in Portugal, the “Coffins” duo-show with Aitch at La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, in 2014, and his second solo-show, “A Stranger in the Garden” at BC Gallery in Berlin.