Sergiy Maidukov is a Ukrainian illustrator based in Kyiv. He studied at Art Studio of The National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture for four years and works as a freelance illustrator since 2011. Maidukov’s work is a rich mix of colours, textures and harsh angles. Reminiscent of Eastern European film posters from the 60s, his editorial illustrations invade the blank page with gusto with unusual compositions and ill-proportioned characters.
Sergiy has been commissioned by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Esquire Ukraine and the British Royal Dance Company among others, and his style manages to make abstract concepts more tangible. Most of the illustrator’s works are created in a quick five or six hours and this swiftness translates itself to Sergiy’s illustration in way that feels like he’s just capturing a snapshot of the bigger picture his figures exist in.