Tag Archive: russia


Bednij

I wish I knew more about the artist known as Bednij, but the truth is that my online translation of his Russian livejournal into English has been almost fruitless (how do I read into his statement “I respect rich, satisfied and thick”?)… No matter. His work is a visual playground of contrast and shadow, experiments in black and white and digital manipulation. Many of his pieces incorporate nothing more than burnt matchsticks on shapes: I adore the simplicity of Bednij’s art-making sensibilities. Enjoy more on his journal: http://bednij.livejournal.com/

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Evgeny Kiselev

“Futurecity” (2011): The abstract designs of Russian illustrator Evgeny Kiselev are the stuff of acid-soaked pipe dreams, cellular cross-sections of psychedelic alien life forms, newborn starburst robots gaining self-awareness… Pardon the gibberish, but one look through his prolific portfolio suggests that Kiselev has a colorful vision and is inspired intergalactically and globally – like his “Spicy” collection drawn while traveling in Indian & Nepal. He has also collaborated on a website called Endless Mural (www.endlessmural.com), an interactive art project. Drop a half-tab and enjoy the colors at his website: http://www.ekiselev.com/