Illustration

Gina Martynova's Dark Dreams

May 20, 2014

Surreal, bold and theatrical, Gina Martynova's artwork fuses technical craftsmanship with a whimsical and eerie dream-like world. Exploring female representation within folklore, fashion and nature the artwork provokes simultaneously dark and inviting imagery. The tension between the opulent detail and vast negative space, essential to her aesthetic, is borrowed from Taoism and an insight into Gina's Russian-Chinese heritage and upbringing as a third culture kid growing up in Asia.