Philipp Banken is an illustrator and artist from Trier, Germany. His drawings are highly detailed with quality textures that leave enough room for the viewer to imagine the scene alongside the artist. Banken’s illustrations are very imaginative, combining the artist’s own fresh ideas with existing imagery to give an impression of Philipp Banken’s opinions of the world.
Flora and fauna appear in many of Philipp Banken’s art works, bringing a depth of symbolism to his creations that far surpasses that of many modern artists. Many of these animal totems and floral symbols are unusual. Banken depicts creatures and plants like hyenas, venus flytraps, bats and mushrooms; images that don’t often appear in mainstream art. Some of Banken’s drawings have a distinctly sinister, macabre essence to them, a feeling that is brought to life through the monsters, skeletons and other beastly creatures that creep and crawl through Banken’s illustrations.