A New Tribe: Wild Celebrity Portraits by David Gomez

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Barcelona-based photographer/illustrator/mixed media artist David Gomez, whose work we spotted over at Pomocracy, certainly has a vision. Influenced by his shoe-designer father’s sketches and inspired by “indigenous tribes and mystical cultures,” he creates highly stylized portraits, turning his friends, family and cultural heroes into tacit members of his own, very colorful, tribe. In turns African-inspired, futuristic and baroque, the portraits are simply created but nonetheless satisfying. We’ve collected a few of his celebrity portraits here, so click through to see your cultural icons in a whole new light, and be sure to visit Gomez’s website, where you can view many more of his illustrated portraits and also check out his other projects.

Woody Allen

Michael Jackson

Devendra Banhart

Agyness Deyn

Amy Winehouse

Andy Warhol

Beck

Courtney Love

Erlend Oye

Karl Lagerfeld

Lykke Li

Bowie

Barack Obama

Marc Jacobs

Rei Kawakubo

Thom Yorke

Toro Y Moi

David Gomez himself