Jaroslava's Twisted Erotica

Erotica // Monday, October 29, 2012
Jaroslava Klepikova is an artist and illustrator out of Moscow, Russia with the patience and dedication to create intricately rendered, fluid and futuristic erotica out of graphite pencils. Apart from occasionally coloring them in Photoshop, they are usually left in gray scale, adding to their mysterious, dreamlike quality.

The Sci-Fi Universe of Alex Andreev

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 18, 2012
There will be some people who scoff at the idea that these works by Alex Andreev are digital paintings, but we love what the St. Petersburg, Russia based artist has going on in his head. These are fantastic version of a dystopian future, created entirely in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Paint. 

Max's Tattooed Circus

Tattoo // Saturday, October 13, 2012
Tattoo artist Max Wert out in St. Petersburgh, Russia had a dedicated steady hand when it comes to his solid line sketches and tattoo sessions. A clean and versatile array of illustrated drafts and early beginnings of tattoos (which are usually my favorite) from this artistic talent.

The Works of Julia Petrova

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Julia Petrova is an illustrator who lives in Moscow, Russia. She uses several methods for creating her works on paper or in her moleskin including pen, watercolor and collage. She creates illustrated portraits and landscapes, sometimes adding an element of surrealism to her creations. View more of her work and her moleskin collection on her website.

Gabriel García Márquez, Illustrated

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
In this series, artist Anton Marrast has created four illustrations based on the short stories of Gabriel García Márquez. Surreal and sensual, Marrast's vignettes capture the magic of Márquez's prose while also standing as digital artworks that are striking unto themselves. Marrast hails from Moscow, Russia.

Update: 56 Stars on The Face

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
You guys remember this story right?? 'Eighteen-year old Kimberley Vlaeminck from Belgium, has pressed charges against a tattoo-artist claiming she asked for 3 stars but wound up with 56 stars on her face without her even noticing. The tattoo guy, Rouslain Toumaniantz said, "Getting your face tattooed is so painfull, sleeping is out of the question. The girl asked for those stars. She was very happy with the result but now she blames me because her father is angry..." Well here's an update, what are YOUR thoughts on the story?

Ink Work by George Bardadim

Tattoo // Saturday, September 01, 2012
George Bardadim has over 20 years of tattooing under his belt and this experience can be seen in the detail and skill of his designs. George lives and works in Russia but has traveled far and wide to tatt up people around the globe.

Surreal Photography by Sergei Bizjaev

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 11, 2012
Russian photographer Sergei Bizjaev is a champion of the tested and true union between Surrealism and Eroticism. Levitation is a common theme as nude female forms are placed in uncanny situations, creating dream-like scenes that are as unsettling as they are titillating.

WAIS @ Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Russia-based graffiti writer, Wais, painted these three exceptional pieces for the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

Moscow Russia's Den Yakovlev

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Tattoo artist Den Yakovlev really has a handle on creating some of the most realistic portraits and perspective work I've seen in some time. He is a master at both color and gray-scale tattoos and specializes in creating inked portraits that are so lifelike they almost feel like visual illusions. Here's a sample clip from one of many realistic tattoo artists represented on Tattoo Art Project.
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