A unique graphic designer and illustrator, Calvin Sprague is an American born in 1987, clearly with a passion for art.
A style recognizable at first glance, colorful, retro and playful. The artist now lives permanently in Europe, precisely in Rotterdam.
Inspired by his father, Calvin Sprague set off for Europe for a total change of perspective in the hope of finding his now recognizable artistic vein.
During his travels, he discovered Holland, a land that managed to conquer him from the very first moment. In 2014, as mentioned, he decided to make the Netherlands his home.
Although he didn’t have a strategy or a job, he had a goal. His goal was to create from nothing a company that would combine all his passions: illustration, typography, murals. Finally in 2017, after years of research and sacrifice, it became a reality, he founded Union Haus.
Calvin Sprague is able to merge hands and bodies in illustrations with strange shapes and full of color.
In his illustrations appear eyes wide open without any connection to other arts, in his works, there is a surreal atmosphere, often devoid of any logical link.
She plays with thin lines and colored shapes, between harmony and chaos, an artist represents at best moods, with sweet and precise brushstrokes.
Although the comparison may seem excessive or forced, we can compare him for many of his works to the famous Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. Capable through his sensual female nudes and for his portraits characterized by stylized faces, tapered necks and often absent gaze, similar to Sprague’s last works in particular: “Kimono”. A real tribute to Japan, women with absent glances, immersed in their loneliness that give an evocative look capable of immobilizing you at first glance.