Vladislav Koval Hidden Face Painting
Russian artist, illustrator Vladislav Eduardovich Koval was born on November 28, 1949 in the city of Vladikavkaz (former Ordzhonikidze). He graduated from Moscow Graphics Art Institute. Vladislav Koval is known as an illustrator of more than 200 books. In his rich artistic experience there are more than 150 theater and musical posters. The talented Russian artist has designed Russian currency and over 100 stamps, among them – the last Soviet and first Russian stamps. Some of his stamps are included in the Royal collection of Queen Elizabeth. Vladislav Koval has been a member of the Russian Union of Artists since 1981. The artist lives and works in Volgograd, he is a professor of painting and drawing. Vladislav is an active participant of solo and group art exhibitions of different levels – regional, national, international – Russia, Canada, Germany, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic.
The beautiful symbolic and enigmatic paintings have double meaning, depicting strong connection between nature and a human. Vladislav Koval encourages the viewers to use their senses, imagination in a way that would lead them to the ideals of humanism. The painter employs elements of other styles – Impressionism as well as Expressionism, Symbolism and Surrealism – to show the Freudian working of the human subconscious.