EROTICISM, BRUTALITY, AND ETHEREALITY
Vania Zouravliov grew up in an artistic family. His mother was an art teacher and so his picked up painting from a very young age. His adolescent influences were both typical and unusual: The Bible, Dante’s Divine Comedy, early Disney animation and North American Indians, included among them. Soon enough, he labeled a prodigy. By age 13, Zouravliov was exhibiting internationally. He richly detailed illustrations play with innocence, eroticism, brutality, and ethereality. Furthermore, Zouravliov’s illustrations also share the look of daguerreotype photography. This balance of classic and modern, as well as elements from both East and West cultures, create scenes that feel otherworldly. A style congruous to the portrayal of fantasies and myths, simultaneously, fears and the macabre.
[Source: Illustrator's Lounge]
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