"My inspiration lies in the discovering life as a phenomena, and in the admiring an amazing Planet we live at. Admiring the very essential things, such as a pomegranate or a stone can inspire me to express that deep impression. With my works, I try to deliver a distant look on the fragments of Nature, therefore I draw only organic objects, landscapes and the Universe. I am deeply inspired by the Universe and by the perspective of looking at the world from the outer Space. That visualization gives me the strongest inspiration for life and creation. I never draw people, it is kind of a tabu for me. I feel like all my creativity should be dedicated only to the Nature, to celebrate it's essentiality pureness and authenticity."
Available for freelance illustrations, graphic design and murals all over the world.
Karina Eibatova is an illustrator and fine-artist, born in Leningrad, USSR ( St.Petersburg, Russia ), currently based in London. Karina specializes in drawing, illustration, murals, video, calligraphy and typography.
Her portfolio reveals a versatile artist equally adept at colorful surrealist explorations as well as more traditional approaches.
Karina's work is connected to the notions of nature, peace and love. Influenced by Earth and space, she delicately transforms floral motives into her own surreal, psychedelic scenes, rebelling against the remorseless actions of society and the continual destruction of the environment.
Karina was fond of drawing since childhood, she studied classical art disciplines in St. Petersburg, fine art education in Sweden, contemporary art in Moscow, in 2011 Karina studied media art in Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Since 2014 Karina is based in London and now she is studying in the Central Saint Martins University of Arts.
She has been published in various international books and magazines and has collaborated with several musicians for video and album-cover projects.
Since 2006 Eika takes a part in a creative collective called Dopludo, which consists of three people. Their recent projects are: wall drawing in a new store in Sydney, murals and the interior of a new café-bar in St. Petersburg, and drawings for a whole floor in a new hotel in Barcelona.
Publications in books:
Typographics play and work
Graphics Alive 2 ( Cover )
3 D Objects book
Maps ( Cover )
Zeixs Graphics @ Space
Dark Inspiration Gotham ( Cover )
Clients / Contributions:
Sunday New York Times ( New York )
Wired magazine ( England )
Workspirit ( Berlin )
TheVerge.com ( USA )
Iloveyou magazine ( Berlin )
NYLON ( USA )
Das Monk (Sydney)
Juxtapoz ( USA )
Atlantic records ( USA )
Vincci Bit Hotel ( Barcelona )
Threadless ( USA )
Rude ( St.Petersburg )
Mammonthcollection ( Canada )
Mashdesign.com ( Sydney )
Собака.ru ( St.Petersburg )
Endless ( Berlin )
Monsterthreads ( Sydney )
Lamono ( Barcelona )
Intro ( Berlin )
I.T. Post ( Japan )
Lyric Jeans ( USA )
Эрмитаж / Hermitage magazine ( St.Petersburg )
Antipasto ( Italy )
Oddience ( USA )
Syndicate ( Ukraine )
"Lenfilm" photo and video class, St.Petersburg, Russia.
"Gerlesborgsskolan" fine art school, Gerlesborg, Sweden.
"ICA" ( institute of contemporary arts ), Moscow, Russia.
"Akademie der Bildenden Künste", Vienna, Austria.
April 2008 - Solo Show in "Gerlesborgsskolan"
August 2008 - "ERRORISM vol.1 " exhibition in the old factory (Saint-Petersburg)
October 2008 - "Art Parade", exhibition in art centre "Etaji" (Saint-Petersburg)
May 2009 - "Пи" exhibition in Saint-petersburg loft centre.
July 2010 - II Moscow’s bienall of Young Art “"Qui Vive?" Biennale” (Moscow, ArtPlay)
June 2011 - exhibition "IMPULSE" in AANDO fine art gallery ( Berlin )
December 2012 - solo show in "Friday Exit" ( Vienna )
2014 - group show “Psychedelic” in The Well, ( Los Angeles ).