Drawings provoked by dreams to form another dream…

Nikita Kaun is a self taught artist, based out of Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He worked with Dillinger Escape Plan, Russian Circles, Brunt, Japanther, Sourvein, Being As An Ocean, Valkyrie, Union Skateboards, ROME Snowboards, Gauntlet Gallery, Metro Orange Art Gallery, dzxtinktoriginals, Hero Complex Gallery, Galerie F.

His work has been discribed as “a mixture of predominantly black and white realistically rendered forms falling into a dreamlike darkness with minimal pops of color,” by Juxtapoz.
Parallel Planets said that ”…Nikita’s works are almost hypnotic, if only for their surrealism. Looking at his illustrations is like peeking into a dream right as the dream-image begins to morph into its still-shapeless reiteration…” While thechromaticwatch.com wrote ”Gruing gothic, gorgeously occult, lines heavy, feeling worn; color limited and bracing when employed, Nikita Kaun’s grainy darks break to soft spells that seem to promise a new and special kind of light.”

Nikita’s images expand beyond realism into surrealism, drawings seemed were provoked by dreams, or emerged from a subconscious to form another dream…

Nikita’s works have been featured in JUXTAPOZ, Supersonic Art, Ink and Arrows Magazine, EvilTender and Design Collector (the Best Russian Projects and Best Illustrators).


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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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