Evgenia Barinova is a visual artist originally from Moscow but now based in London. Although she does a fair amount of her illustration work digitally, we like the cut-up, sliced feel to the objects and figures in her work.
You could easily imagine each shape being hand cut from sheets of patterned paper and delicately placed. However, as she mentions below, a need for fast turnaround in commissioned work calls for the quick adjustments and ease of movement working on computer can bring. Either way, we’re glad that the process doesn’t smother her work and her love of pattern, texture, and individual sense of form shines through.
“I work in a couple of different ways— I mostly work digitally but I do paint as well. It does depend on what I am doing work for, whether it’s for my own use of for editorial/design use. I feel these days there is a lot of time pressure because everyone knows a pretty image can be done quickly digitally and there is no point commissioning someone who takes ages to create a very laborious piece of work.”
“It’s in the head, though, anyway and should essentially be judged by the ideas one has, not necessarily the way they bring them to life. I’m trying to be more versatile with what I do, although there seems to be a lot of pressure to stick to a specific ‘style’. If one has a real passion for their beliefs— they will find their place.”
© Evgenian Barinova, 2012