There’s definitely something of a comic book vibe in Nimit Malavia’s artwork. But it doesn’t take too much analysis to see that his work is also chock full of raw emotion.
I tried to include as many examples as was reasonable in the gallery. Of the artists I’ve come across in this blogging endeavor, Malavia’s work is by far my favorite. The work of Roy Nachum and Simon Pais Thomas is surreal. That of Francoise Nielly is intense and vibrant. But there is something almost tangible about the emotions in these images. In these examples alone you can feel despair, rage, shock, listlessness, and power.
Though expressive, the emotions conveyed aren’t really positive. With the possible exception of the image above, his work is generally dark and brooding. Some of them are scenes of transformation, with the subject appearing to change forms. The subjects in others are shown in a state of agony or torment.