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Popovy Sisters: Haute Couture Art Dolls

Meet the most exquisite dolls, creations of twin sisters Ekaterina and Elena Popovy, two artists and fashion designers living in Russia. These are not just wonderful representations of feminine beauty but complete works of art together with assorted couture costumes, display settings and enchanting stories woven around them.

Popovy dolls, Ballet BJD seriesPopovy dolls, Ballet BJD series

Yulia Brodskaya paper art

I am always stunned by what paper artists can make from this everyday material. I mean who would have thought that strips of paper, shaped and glued to a background, could make such riveting portraits? Russian born, UK based artist Yulia Brodskaya explored many creative mediums from traditional fine art to textile painting, origami and collage before settling to the craft of quilling.

Melting, paper art by Yulia BrodskayaMelting, paper art by Yulia Brodskaya

Anna Zueva's paper clay fairies

Anna Zueva, a professional doll artist from Perm, Russia creates whimsical puppets inspired by Slavic fairytales, historical figures or film characters. A graduate of art school as well as of Sverdlovsk Institute of Architecture, design department, she made her first art doll in 1990 (gave it as a birthday gift to a friend) and kept delighting the world ever since.

Rider on the melody doll, 2012, Anna ZuevaRider on the melody doll, 2012, Anna Zueva

Alexey Kurbatov, the illustrator

Moscow-based Russian illustrator and graphic artist Alexey Kurbatov shows the skill of an old master even if he is still in his twenties. Drawing from the age of 7 years old, even if “somehow left without an Arts education” it was pretty certain he would eventually embrace an artistic career. Working previous as a textile designer he eventually focused on illustration and now his works can be seen in the pages of Russian magazine Snob. on album covers, posters and books and thankfully on Alexey’s online portfolios.

Marlene Dietrich by Alexey KurbatovMarlene Dietrich by Alexey Kurbatov

Nightmarish world of Anton Semenov

27 years old Russian artist Anton Semenov creates dark surreal digital-art pieces inspired by everyday life. Considering the world as today one can easily understand the tenebrous connotation in art, but Anton's disturbing vision is one that stays in your mind for a very long time. 

City Of Decay by Anton SemenovCity Of Decay by Anton Semenov

Astonishing mind games

Nothing is what it seems at first sight. If you look closely enough you will see reality distorted in a beautiful, stunning way. Vladimir Kush's paintings and sculptures fascinate me. This talented Russian artist plays with our perceptions and makes startling connections I would never think possible.

Vladimir Kush, Breakfast on The LakeVladimir Kush, Breakfast on The Lake

A bouquet of positive sensations

It wasn't really "love at first sight". After trying various painting styles & mediums, Leonid Afremov decided it was time to focus mainly on oil painting and palette-knife techniques. Using rich, saturated colors his art is "alive and inspired by humanity".

Leonid Afremov, Amsterdam 5Leonid Afremov, Amsterdam 5

Alexandra's exquisite dolls

Beautiful handmade porcelain art dolls with stunning, expressive features and splendid hand sewn clothes and accessories show the high workmanship of Moscow-based artist Alexandra Koukinova. A graduate of Chekhov Art Theatre's school-studio and a member of the Russian Union of Artists she started her own namesake company in 1989.

Alexandra doll - NellieAlexandra doll - Nellie

An amazing otherworldly trip

Olga Feldman is an incredibly talented Russian graphic designer and illustrator. She has an appetite for dark, erotic, cosmic surrealistic themes, which she transforms in unique digital art pieces "drawn" in Illustrator with different brushes and blends.Olga Feldman, Touch and CatchOlga Feldman, Touch'n'Catch