BIZARRE AWKWARDNESS BY POLINA TERESHINA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Russian-born painter Polina Tereshina interprets her feeling of being between cultures, neither purely Russian nor American—a little of both. An abstract sense of statelessness is reflected in characters that move and interact within a fantastical geometric playground that is detailed yet vague.

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She has a love for the awkward and bizarre aspects of our daily lives, so much so that she interprets them through her abstract, figurative paintings. Using acrylic, ink, and watercolor, she disassembles the body to arrive at a newly resolved aspect, one which speaks more clearly to the reality of our movements.

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The rigid lines of the geometric and lined backgrounds add a sense of control to the piece, one which the subject interacts around. This brings balance, along with the idea of limits and structure. Through this we can relate to the modified human. By simplifying the body to the elemental aspects of the figure, often just a silhouette, she draws the viewer into the exaggerated trait.

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BRUTALIST PIXEL ART BY UNO MORALEZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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Russian illustrator Uno Moralez’s work is eclectic, to say the least. Uno’s work looks like the byproduct of pixel art and manga, a dark and mysterious world where the most insane things can happen. Unquestionably menacing and monstrous figures lurk smiling in shadowy rooms, bodies and objects arranged in inscrutable ways that nevertheless imply an unimpeachable in-story logic. Uno’s work is mysterious. Every single image is a short story that deserves contemplation, and because of this, it is extremely entertaining.

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HYPERDIMENSIONAL MACHINE BY DIMITRI DRJUCHIN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dimitri Drjuchin is an artist/musician who was born in Moscow, but grew up making images and sounds in New York City. Wielding the culmination of human potential wrought from the depths of the bicameral mind, Drjuchin’s art is a hyperdimensional machine that invokes creatures who come bounding forward with affection and recklessness.

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These are not the Icons of the Byzantine Church—they are the new Incarnated Symbols of the Multiverse. Drjuchin allows us a glimpse into a fractulated moment of cultural hypnagogic modality and an opportunity to alter our perspectives of reality.

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BEAUTIFUL SCI-FI BY ARTYOM TRAKHANOV

by Ariadna Zierold

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Artyom Trakhanov lives and works in Novosibirsk, Russia, where he is feverishly working on his next creator-owned project. Trakhanov’s most recent work includes the moody and beautiful sci-fi epic UNDERTOW, as well as assorted cover work for Image, BOOM!, and DC Comics.

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Artyom has contributed covers and short stories to several titles while working on multiple new projects, both with writers and on his own.

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THE FAIRY TALE-ESQUE PAINTINGS OF RUSTAM QBIC

by Ariadna Zierold

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With a wildly surreal imagination, artist Rustam QBic from Kazan, Russia creates fish adorned with houses and windows, elephants sprouting giant buildings, and a goose whose feathers are made from a ocean of angry waves. Almost every one of his creations, be it on paper or on a wall is brimming with wonderful ideas and often have to be viewed up close to appreciate their full detail.

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TOWERING HANDCRAFTED STRUCTURES ACROSS RUSSIA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Born in 1957 in Moscow, artist Nikolay Polissky creates impressive, handcrafted structures in the middle of Russia’s vast landscapes. Mostly carried out in the town of Nikola Lenivets — located 200 km from the Russian capital —  his works are built entirely by the area’s residents, using local materials, such as branches, trunks and wooden tables. Traditional construction techniques are used as a starting point for the projects.

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His work is inspiring not only because of its imposing form, but also because he managed to re-activate a semi-abandoned village through art and architecture, involving residents in the creative process and transforming the region into a sort of open cultural center. Since 2003, his work has been part of Archstoyanie, the largest Land-Art festival in Russia.

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The work of Polissky falls somewhere between large-scale sculptures, temporary installations and vernacular architecture. Anchored to a spectacular landscape, they act as lighthouses, inviting the community to occupy a vast territory that seemed impossible to completely inhabit.

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Their archetypal forms refer to classical buildings, like the famous Mesopotamian Ziggurats, while also referencing local structures that flood the urban landscape of the country, such as broadcasting antennas and industrial chimneys. His work often provides a contrast; for example, a strong column of smoke pouring from a delicate tower of branches.

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Images via the artist.

Jamie Reid: Free Pussy Riot

The Sex Pistols artist created this downloadable file to support the jailed Russian feminist punk band, Pussy Riot. Support.

Backstory, according to the AP:

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were little known before their brief impromptu performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February. Dancing and high-kicking, they shouted the words of a “punk prayer” asking the Virgin Mary to deliver Russia from Putin, who was set to win a third term in a March presidential election. They were arrested on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years. Since then, they have been vilified by the state media, while winning over hearts at home and abroad.

Russian Propaganda Font

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Come to think of it, the Russians did have excellent propaganda fonts. It really did make you believe that Drago and Stalin were making the country a better place, never mind your lack of vegetables and jobless reports. There is a place where you can find these fonts, and a pangram… (via)

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