Russian Orthodox Patriarch Vader by Dmitry Dyachkov

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 09, 2011
We have seen this image pop up on the Internet a few times now, and we think it is just way too funny to not pass along. Dmitry Dyachkov created the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Vader, and its exactly as it sounds.

Illustrations by Moscow's Rodion Kitaev

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 16, 2011
Rodion Kitaev is an editorial illustrator living and working in Moscow, Russia. We like his style. Illustrations of this sort always seem to grab our attention, so we stopped and took time to appreciate some of Mr. Kitaev's work.

In Illustration: Faunesque and the Russian

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 10, 2011
Philippe Constantinesco's 'Russian' illustration is a perfect example of realistic minimalism. After having completed his studies in Visual Communication in Strasbourg, he founded Zurich29 with Dorian Gourg (art directors studio, motion & static designers) and has been pursuiing his career in Paris since 2006.

In Street Art: Interesni Kazki in Slovakia

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 06, 2011
This Ukrainian duo has been devoting quality time and effort into each large-scale wall they have painted over the summer. This newest mural in Kosice, Slovakia exemplifies their attention to detail and is among one of our favorites yet.

City of Shadows: Soviet Union Collapse Documented in 1991

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 06, 2011
In the winter of 1991-92, photographer Alexey Titarenko documented a cold, gloomy day, in the midst of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Titarenko created a series of long exposure photos that he called City of Shadows, that truly captures a dark moment, and a turning point in history.

In Street Art: Interesni Kazki in Ibiza

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 21, 2011
In our opinion the Russian duo, Interesni Kazki have been creating some of the most captivating murals in the streets. They just finished the following massive piece in Ibiza for Bloop festival. Their work often incorporates topics including religion, spiritualism, and science fiction.

In Erotica: The Work of Vania Zouravliov

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 20, 2011
As a former child prodigy, Russian-born illustrator Vania Zouravliov was both championed as an emerging talent and derided as a child influenced by the Devil. Whatever force guides Zouravliov's hand, his art is undeniably haunting, leaving lasting impressions of awe, beauty, sensuality, and darkness.

Banksy "The Antics Roadshow" in Full

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 15, 2011
We mentioned that UK Channel 4 was going to air the Banksy-produced "The Antics Roadshow," this weekend, charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics. Well someone placed the full 48 mins on the web for you to enjoy. Now it is back up, watch quickly...

In Erotica: The Photography of Olaf Martens

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 11, 2011
We start the Erotica week off with the photography of Germany's Olaf Martens. From what is quite evident from the Martens' site, he shoots a lot of legs. He has shown throughout Europe, including Germany, The Netherlands, and St Petersburg, Russia.

Burn Portraits in Yekaterinburg, Russia

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 08, 2011
T-Radya creates portraits of Russian WWII soldiers by creating faces from bandages on wooden boards and then burns them to create this very discarded, aged form of street art. It doesn't make sense completely until you see the portraits put onto walls, and in this case, placed on an old WWII hospital in Yekaterinburg, Russia.


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