Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Fairy Tales&Stories and The Artist Vladislav Yerko
Ukrainian artis Vladislav Yerko is famous for his outwordly beautiful illustrations to fairytale books.The immense amount of time and painstaking effort he puts into his work is evident the moment one lays eyes on it.As a young boy Yerko lived in his grandmother's house in the village of Privniv until he was seven years old and he considers this to be the best time of his life.He spent his first year sleeping in large suitcase,which rested on a chair under a lilac tree,and likening his childhood to that of Mowgli,from Kipling's jungle book.
His surroundings-the forest and river,insect and fish-all left a deep lasting impression on the young boy and to this day,flora,fauna and the diversity of nature's beauty serve as the wellspring of his inspiration.
He is internationaly recognized artist and he illustrated such books as The Snow Queen,Alice in wonderland,Gulliver's Travels..and the Ukrainian version of Harry Potter.His style has been influenced by such artists as Max Ernst,M.C.Escher and one of our favourite artist Albin Brunovsky.