Mago

Mago

Cologne, Germany

Originally from Chechnya, Russia, Magomed Dovjenko escaped to Germany during the first Chechen War in 1994. Since 2008, Magomed has worked as a freelance illustrator under the name Mago, creating work for individuals and companies as varied as Nike, Toyota, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, and Edgar Davids. Magomed had his first solo exhibition in 2012 at the Arty Farty gallery in Cologne. Mago's work mixes Anime iconography and video game characters with his unique blend of cosmic shadowing and shiny white space.