Leif Podhajsky

Leif Podhajsky

The rather unique album art for Young Magic’s recent album; Melt brought Leif to my attention. Infact, he’s been very busy. With recent commissions for Grimes, Lykke Li, The Vines and Tame Impala you will have seen his work before.

Leif Podhajsky Melt
Leif Podhajsky Melt Caption
Leif Podhajsky Natural Balance
Leif Podhajsky Natural Balance Caption
Leif Podhajsky Ascension
Leif Podhajsky Ascension Caption
Leif Podhajsky Flotsam
Leif Podhajsky Flotsam Caption
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The rather unique album art for Young Magic’s recent album; Melt brought Leif to my attention. Infact, he’s been very busy. With recent commissions for Grimes, Lykke Li, The Vines and Tame Impala you will have seen his work before.

From his site: “Leif is an artist and Creative Director. His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic or altered experience. By utilizing these subjects he attempts to coerce the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings.”

Leif’s artwork is raw and organic, often using imagery of water and landscapes digitally arranged with symmetry and collage to create ethereal forms and tessellation.

His pieces are quite architectural and often suggest symbolic constructs; hyper-layered visions of scenery and landscapes alien, but entirely recognisable. In this way his work reminds me of what I most like about Giger’s output from his New York City series period, but that’s where the similarities end because Leif’s work is all about colour and saturation. With nuances of seventies sci-fi the darker tones of his imagery are washed with colour and very moody. Love it.

Originally from Australia, he is currently living in London. Take a look at his site and browse his shop for prints.

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