Award-winning Reigning Heads series tells story of a surreal and dystopian planet

As the world feels as though it's becoming more unsettling, it's only natural that creatives are dreaming up alternatives. One such illustrator, Luyi Wang – an award-winning illustrator and gallery artist based in New York, has done just this.

After completing her BA at Camberwell College of Art in London and an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art, the artist's work has been recognised by several awards, including the silver medal at this year's Society of Illustrators.

The winning series was Reigning Heads, which tells a surreal and dystopian story of a far-away planet filled with Beings that care about nothing but themselves, and are controlled by the Heads.

Luyi explains: "This series reflects the ways in which modern society has become increasingly self-serving, narcissistic, and apathetic." Discover more at


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