If you pay attention to Imon Boy’s clean lines, his illustrations take on great importance. With a clear alignment and only a few lines, Imon Boy is able to create different facial expressions within his comic-like characters. The seemingly effortlessly drawn motifs leave room for a density of content and detail, which is always accompanied by narrative storytelling, intertwining reality and fantasy, which becomes visible in smoke police, imon boy brackets or nt. The illustrations are either crafted in black and white or stand out for their bold and popping color palette. In contrast to his painting, the chiaroscuro is predominantly omitted in his illustrations, which results in a placative and graphic character. Imon Boy’s autonomous drawings could simultaneously be a sketch and be developed into a painting or graffiti, which demonstrates once again the kinship of all three areas of his creative practice.
At the latest since he made his alleged “toy”-style his key feature, his name spread like wildfire in the streets. His outdoor practice is unconventional and has turned the graffiti world upside down. With a sharp turn, he dropped the constricting dress of graffiti tradition and took the exit to freedom. With his offline memes, which are inspired to daily digital consumption, he not only breaks the graffiti tradition, but also successfully mocks it.
Whether it’s outdoors, in the studio or sketching, Imon Boy portrays simple ideas of daily life and connects his visual imagery to contemporary topics and phenomena from both the physical and virtual worlds, creating his very own and unique artistic universe.