Ivan ‘Vania’ Zouravliov’s Dark Illustration

The Bible, Dante’s Divine Comedy, early Disney animation and North American Indians are the inspirational source of Russian-born Vania Zouravliov, son of a painter and an art teacher.
Zouravliov began experimenting with his mother’s art supplies at a very early age. By the age of 13, Zouravliov was exhibiting internationally.

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He studied in the UK, and during this time he began creating illustrations for The Scotsman and comics for Fantagraphics and Dark Horse in the US.
After finishing his studies at the Edinburgh College of Art, Zouravliov moved to London in 2000, from where he now spreads his mystical work to galleries around the world.
Additionally he has produced an enormous variety of work for magazines and CD covers, as well as for books and various erotic novels.

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“Something of a child prodigy in his homeland, he was championed by many influential classical musicians including Ashkenazi, Spivakov and Menuhin. He even had television programs made about him and was introduced to famous communist artists, godfathers of social realism, who told him that his work was from the Devil.”

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Vania Zouravliov Interwiew with www.printmag.com

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