About

Photograph © Kristen Fortier

Photograph © Kristen Fortier

Michael Kutsche is an award-winning German artist based in Berlin, Germany. He is a self taught artist who works both in traditional and digital media. His work is best described as an astoundingly lifelike depiction of parallel realities, populated by odd characters reminiscent of movies, comics but also Flemish Renaissance Painting.

His unique approach of imaginative character creation has led him to become a character designer on Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, “John Carter of Mars”, directed by Andrew Stanton, "The Jungle Book", directed by Jon Favreau, "Oz the Great and Powerful", directed by Sam Raimi and "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh, among others.

Since his character design work plays a crucial role in the success of these movies, he has become one of the most sought after character designers working in the film industry today.

His work has been featured in books and magazines throughout the world, most notably in the 2011 edition of "Illustration Now!", published by Taschen.

Parallel to his career as an illustrator in the film industry he keeps track of his own projects, including paintings for future exhibitions, book projects etc.

Clients: Disney Studios, Dreamworks, Marvel Studios, Legendary Entertainment, Sony Imageworks, Warner Bros., Psyop, Method Studios, SEGA, The Creative Assembly, Saatchi&Saatchi