ABOUT CREATOR

My name is Evgénia. I am an artist, designer & sculptor with an international background (Russian, German, Polish, Jewish) currently based in Sweden. I've gone through many different periods in my art. Research into questions of equality, home, love & friendship and searching for one's self are at the root of it. 

 

Education & Growing up: Drawing and creating was my way of understanding my role amongst other people. My parents were restaurateurs and growing up in museums with Baroque art was a big part of my childhood. It led to me being admitted to an art school for gifted children where I studied for 4 years. I continued to study art for 5 more years, graduating as a qualified teacher in classical art and sculpture.

 

Life Abroad: In 2005 I moved to Sweden where I entered a period of painting sailing maps in old style and working with BodyArt later on becoming an established artist in that gеnrе. In 2011-2014 I won Gold at Sweden's Championship in Body Painting (Stockholm) and became one of the TOP-3 in the world with the World Cup Bronze. 

I've also painted on other interesting mediums such as my car, painting lesser known part of Swedish history through classical art. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOGs: In 2018 I began my artistic "dog-period" when I started painting portraits of dogs in regalia. The same year I painted portrait of Brandie, the dog of the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf. Painting is now in the King's private art-collection in the Royal palace.

I got really interested in dogs because I noticed that in the recent years almost everyone has got or adopted one. It's is not surprising for it is a solution for dealing with loneliness & depression that has increased in society. There is so much pressure on the world and day to day life to be "good" at home, at your job, in your relationship, etc. But your dog will never judge you based on any of these things. Dogs love you just the way you are.

 

DALAHUND® / DALA-DOG

"HUND /dog" is a symbol of unconditional love and genuine friendship.

"DALA" stands for crafts and traditional Swedish krus-painting. Therefore, it became a Dalahund.

 

I was unsure how to build the big statue of Daladog without tools and a workshop. But I imagined myself "on my death bed" and understood that I will regret it if I do not realize my idea. Almost 6 months of hard work, and worn out wrists, it was worth it to start sculpting again. 

Now that both sculptures are complete, they will find a perfect environment where children and adults can enjoy and ride it.

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Thank you for taking time and getting to know me! :)