Polina Zemiliakova

Polina Zemiliakova

Barely known but deeply rooted, the Russian vector based illustrator Polina Zemiliakova caught my eyes by her repetitive patterns of easily recognized flowers and choice of palette. Each blossom distinctly represented, the flowers together represent a whole that looks like a team of soldiers ready to head onwards together. The sustained outline of black is vivid throughout all her works, giving the relatively realistic drawing style a sort of pop art influence. Nevertheless flat in tones, the build up of the depth from repeated petals create a 3D illusion for the viewers. I personally can completely see her works to be printed all over furnitures, house ware products, clothing as well as bed sheets and other interior goodies. Similar but different to the flowers by Mikimoto, there should be nothing stopping her works from getting attention with potential collaborations; but its always nice to see artworks of nature be kept in nature, to be untouched by commercialism so that the illustration sustains its purest stature.

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