Aleksandra Kabakova is an artist from St Petersburg, Russia. Since 2008 working on worldwide commissions, including book and magazine illustrations, greeting cards, CD covers etc.
"Working primarily with pen, ink, pencil and watercolour, the sensitive, young creative’s art is both simplistic and involved – utilising basic shapes and line work to create patterned, black and white graphic works.
At times her imagery feels melancholic but devoid of cynicism, then carefree & playful whilst always distinctly feminine and delicate". James Watkins
"In my works I would like to show an emotional perception of a glimpse of a life span, its mood and atmosphere. It can be an emotional splash or a total quietness and melancholy, when the wind has abated and all around has stood. I believe that not only people have emotions, but also all the things around us. Slow movement of clouds, shades of trees, soaring of birds, falling of a raindrop, old boats, houses, street lights, electric mains, branches of trees, snag trees and blades of grass create their own special mood of the moment. We can feel their loneliness, sadness, expectation and hope that fleeting mood of a moment which I want to capture. Frequent subjects of my works are trees and a floral subject matter in general. Trees for me are similar to people, as unique, mysterious and beautiful, as people with their individual characters and specific features. Also I adore drawing birds, I love them since my childhood. I remember a story when my cousin and me have found a rook with a broken wing in the snow. The bird lived with us in the apartment until it completely recovered and was able to fly away. Birds are absolutely astonishing creatures, nobody has got feathers but them, and their feathers are so light and fragile, like petals of flowers. They soar freely above the earth seeing our world from a bird’s eye view". Aleksandra Kabakova
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