Featured Curator of the Week : Archan Nair [archanN]
Born in Russia, Vania Zouravliov was inspired from an early age by influences as diverse as The Bible, Dante‚ Divine Comedy, early Disney animation and North American Indians. His elaborate illustrations are a mix of innocence, brutality, beauty and decadence, mixed with the colors and styles of communism in Eastern Europe.
Something of a child prodigy in his homeland, he was championed by many influential classical musicians including Ashkenazi, Spivakov, Menuhin and at the age of 13 years was known internationally. His first monograph was published recently by Gestalten. Currently living and working in the United Kingdom.
An illustrator based in Cardiff, Ed Fairburn creates unique portraits by illustrating on old vintage maps. These beautifully rendered works examine “the synchronicity of the patterns between the geographical and the human being”. By juxtaposing the lines of the map and of the human face, Fairburn exposes the viewer to a concept that can literally remind us of how united we are underneath the apparent differences. Fairburn, paints, draws and constructs his works by using a flexible range of tangible media across a wide range of surfaces and contexts, allowing his practice to exist across various disciplines. <source>