ILLUSTRATION

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Songs illustrated.

Ai Weiwei, artist: works with such topics, as imprisonment, country borders and disasters. He often finds himself in a conflict with the Chinese government. The artist raises his voice against injustice, oppression and war. 

 


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Magazine cover.

Celebrity mockup-cover exploration with roughs and conceptual development.

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky theatre conductor (final): one of the wealthiest, most influential and popular Russian celebrities, who publicly supports President Putin. I based my metaphor on the fact that V.Gergiev has never supported Putin's politics, I tried to portray the tension that the artist must be going through, having to choose between being an important figure in Russian culture development and sticking to his own beliefs (which is currently impossible to do simultaneously in Russia).

Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer: has been trying to reduce waste from the fashion industry and change people's perception of shopping by promoting a "buying less is better" life-style. However, her million pound company was ranked one of the most toxic businesses worldwide. The company still uses materials that are damaging the environment. The question that stood out to me was how an artist can positively influence an important issue, like environmental destruction, and not be portrayed as a trickster who is acting for their own advantage.

Ai Weiwei, artist: works with such topics, as imprisonment, country borders and disasters. He often finds himself in a conflict with the Chinese government. The artist raises his voice against injustice, oppression and war. his never-ending pursuit o honesty and fairness has been recognized by many. In the world where negativity seems endless, the artist gives us a glimpse of home.