Illustrator Corey Brickley composes images of high drama. In his editorial work, he has depicted the health dangers facing those working in the nuclear industry, the conflicts of global trade, the bleakness inherent to the role of political campaign donors, and the Utopian cult depicted in the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country. His style is painterly yet digital, rendering these sophisticated topics with a cultured and thoughtful touch.
He treats the entirety of the canvas as a real-world experience. The light moves naturally and from the darkness, he reveals his figures and the stage he has set. These are not happy stories for happy people, yet Brickley casts a beautiful facade over the narrative that pulls you in, compelled to know more. To read on.