Arik Moonhawk Roper (born 1973) is a freelance illustrator and painter based in New York City. Roper grew in the works in Richmond, Virginia. His parents both creature artists, his creativity was encouraged and he spent a great deal of era during childhood drawing. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1995 specializing in cartooning, illustration, and silk-screening, he began as a freelance storyboard artist for various ad agencies, and a storyboard revisionist for MTV Animation. Later he was dexterous to exercise more creative and personal styles while changing into the world of music-related visual art and packaging. He has before developed a broadcast and devoted when creating seminal photograph album covers and screeprint posters for a broad variety of bands including legends such as Earth, Sunn O))), Sleep, Howlin' Rain, High on Fire, The Black Crowes, Kvelertak, and Windhand in the middle of many others. His influences insert a wide variety of artists and styles ranging from comic art and fantasy art to graphic design and timeless illustration. He was a contributing performer to the deeply regarded and cutting-edge Arthur Magazine during the mid 2000s. Arik has also meant hand-made screen-printed posters for a pantheon of concerts and comings and goings including Sound on Sound Fest, Roadburn Festival, and Desert Daze Festival. Roper's achievement encompasses a diverse arena of design and distinct style, ranging from graphic black and white illustration, to meticulous lettering and logo design, to wealthy abstract psychedelic color and landscapes that often seem to exist in their own universe. The imagery springs from the depths of a fertile imagination, invoking psychedelic visions, ancient dreams, and idyllic natural environments. With an immersion in mythology, consciousness, psychology, religion and extra timeless subjects, Roper mixes the roomy and the dark within his art to broadcast imagery which is at similar to strangely unique, distantly familiar and always soaked following an earnestly astounding aesthetic. His book, Mushroom Magick (Abrams, 2009), is a vividly surreal buildup of exotic fungal species from roughly the world. His art has along with appeared in books such as De Gotham City a Metropolis by French Paper Art Club, Juxtapoz New Contemporaries, and Revisionaries: A Decade of Art in Tokion.
Some of his clients include: Penguin Books, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Warner Bros Animation, Sony Records, Magnolia Pictures, Waxwork Records, Galenas Cannabis, Columbia Records, Southern Lord Records, Burton Snowboards and many more.
Zero 1 Magazine Interview
Interview upon Expanding Mind Podcast
Hi Lobrow Interview
Discography on Discogs