While the playful popping colors, thoughtful narrative and comic stories are part of the seductive appeal of the work of German illustrator Klaus Kremmerz, nothing endears the work to viewers like the fact his creations stem from the ends of the humble felt tip pen. Working with tools typically left to child doodlers, Kremmerz’ talents elevate the felt tip to new levels, offering depth to his work both aesthetically and otherwise. Having created covers for the likes of the Village Voice, The New Yorker and Monocle, Kremmerz has recently created his first book, an illustrated interpretation of the 1964 John Cheevers short story, ‘The Swimmer’.
Following a meandering narrative that skirts between light and dark with a melancholic self-examination at its heart, The Swimmer presents Kremmerz not just as the super talented illustrator he is, but as an artist adept at creating thoughtful narrative with a depth and texture as captivating as his felt tip strokes.
Images © Klaus Kremmerz