Category : Press

9 years, 1 month ago 27
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There’s a piece on Enchanted Doll in the latest issue of Bizarre Magazine.

The magazine is based out of the UK but I’m told it can be found across Europe and North America in larger newstands.

For those not familiar with Bizarre, they claim that “Only Bizarre brings you monthly instalments of the weirdest and most extreme content our planet has to offer. It will make your eyes pop and your jaw drop.”

If anyone gets their hands on a copy let me know, I have receive mine yet and I’m curious to see the article.

9 years, 1 month ago 26
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Another Russian magazine from the Russian city of Tomsk, not far from where I grew up, considering the size of Siberia. It’s a little bit weird and very flattering being in local media of my home country and even region, despite having lived on the other side of the world for the last decade. It’s surreal: even though I don’t live there and my entire professional career has been built in a different country, Mother Russia still knows who I am and what I do. The world feels really small sometimes.

Russia and Canada are the two best countries in the world and I love being a citizen of both -It’s like having two families who both love you and take care of you. Two sets of moms and dads who have your best interests in mind and provide you with a  double sense of belonging. And sometimes a double sense of abandonment on rare occasions when you have a fight, but mostly belonging. It’s quite wonderful.

9 years, 3 months ago 28
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Yey, here is the cover of the April issue of Doll Reader Magazine. Isn’t she pretty? There is also a spread on developing my resin line in the magazine.

That’s so awesome that the very first resin doll i make also ends up on a magazine cover! I usually spend so much time painstakingly setting up every single shot and framing and composing, but this photo was taken so spontaneously and quickly that I probably spent a total of 2.5 minutes on it. And it turned out beautifully and even made a cover. I realize that there must be some sort of choosing criteria or politics that determine what makes the cover and what doesn’t, but it still reminds me that sometimes the best thing to do is just relax and let creative flow take its course instead of forcefully and agonizingly pulling ‘brilliant’ ideas out of your brain like wisdom teeth, in search for that perfect solution. Sometimes the perfect solution is the first thing that comes to your mind.

Which, in turn reminds me that I should probably go with my first instinct on the Cosmos Exploratum project. I feel like I’ve been going in circles with that one.

I’m slowly working on more resin prototypes and will be posting new updates soon. Right now I’m splitting my time between creating a new body of work for my upcoming solo show in Berlin and organizing the resin line production. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Anyway. Pick up a copy of the April issue  of Doll Reader so that you have something I can sign next time we meet. I’ll wear my big sunglasses, and Chad will wear a dark suit and an ear piece. Also sunglasses.

9 years, 3 months ago 31
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All month I’ve been doing interviews for different media outlets, but mostly glossy magazines about fashion and pop culture. My brain is a bit fried from all the writing and talking about my work because the interview questions get a little repetitive after a while. Some of them have come out already in winter issues, while others are coming out later in the spring. This trendy Ukrainian EGO magazine from Kiev, printed the longest spread on my work so far. It’s 10.5 pages long. Woo-ho.

Most of these upcoming magazines are European, but a couple of them from the States. My resin doll Clymenestra got a cover of April’s issue of Doll Reader magazine with a spread about my upcoming resin line. I’ve requested a preview of the cover from the editor, but they are still thinking about it, I guess, since they apparently don’t usually pre-release those to the public. I hope they will make an exception for me and I can post a preview here. I’m pretty excited about it as it will be my 7th cover of a printed publication. One day I’ll frame them all and hang them up on the walls of my studio. I’ll wait until I have an even number of covers. And enough wall space.

The entire Enchanted Doll spread in EGO magazine can be found in my Published Work section and CV. I haven’t put the text up yet. It’s in Russian.

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European magazines are so much more liberal than North American publications. I love it.

9 years, 7 months ago 5
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Dear friends, fans and clients, I would like to announce that the long-anticipated “Art that Creeps” book by Korero publishers has been released and is now available for sale! Needless to say that my work is featured in this book along with other young artists from around the world.

This project has been in the making for close to a year and I eagerly await my copies from the publisher. I am not sure how long my spread is or how many works ended up making the cut because there were lots of revisions, naturally, but I will try to find out as soon as I can and make an update once I do.

Here is a link to more information about his book.

Also, while in Germany I had discussed plans for my solo book with Strychnin gallery and we should have the final word on the project in January 2010. If you have any questions about it, please email Yasha the director of the gallery for details at yasha@strychnin.com

Now, go and buy this book. There is so much amazing art in there.

9 years, 8 months ago 25
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First of all, I would like to say thank you to all who fought vigorously for Lolita. It was an interesting experience. I’m sorry for those who lost, but perhaps you will have a chance to win something next time. Lolita is on her way home to Tokyo, Japan and we will see what new dolls the future will bring.

Now, this is the fourth magazine to feature Enchanted Doll on its cover. This is a very nice, heavy fashion magazine from Fortaleza, Brazil. It has a 10 page spread inside, but unfortunately I can’t open it due to an accident. The envelope with my issue got torn open during shipping and sustained a very serious water damage. Two days later it’s still soaked and half the pages are stuck together. I’ve been able to peel a few apart, but that pretty much destroyed them.

But no worries: the editor is sending me another one along with pdfs of the spread, so it should appear on my site soon. For now, there is only the cover.

Also, I am getting ready to go to Europe the day after tomorrow! I will scan as many sketches as I can to make weekly sketch posts, but i think I will only do it once a week during my trip because, well, for obvious reasons. I’ve skipped the last two because of the auction and all the preparations, but now that I’m on holidays I will have some free time. We’ll also be posting pictures of our travels here and on Chad’s Flickr page, so check it out if you like.

Here is a rough itinerary of our trip give or take a few days. One week in Paris, one week in London, one week in Vienna and one week in Cologne. Then back to Paris on November 1st or 2nd to catch our return flight home on the 3rd.

I’ll post a  sketch tonight and make a post more details about the show in Cologne tomorrow.

9 years, 9 months ago 10
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vision11This fashion magazine is based in Copenhagen. I just got it in the mail yesterday. It’s the August 2009 issue, so those of you living in Northern Europe might be able to buy it outside of Denmark this month.

This is one of my favorite features, despite the fact that it’s only one page long, because of the way the content of the interview is framed by the writer. The article features the photograph of the media favorite- The Bride of Frankenstein. Yup, they just loooove her. I think my other dolls are getting jealous of the attention she is getting.

You can read the full article here

In other news- I just finished that special tattoo I had mentioned a couple of posts ago. I’m rapid drying it so that it can go in the kiln this afternoon and be ready for painting tomorrow.

9 years, 10 months ago 9
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Three is a profound number. I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t know the origins of its importance, but I intend to find out.

A third magazine this year has featured Enchanted Doll on its cover. Woo!

The cover girl is the Mermaid Song held in Chad’s hands, so Chad’s hands are sharing the spotlight with her. The magazine is called Tattoo Extreme. Inside, there is an eight page spread about tattooed, porcelain dolls. It’s printed in Taipei, Taiwan and it’s all about ink and body art. I’m very pleased that I was featured alongside some very talented tattoo artists even though I am technically not one of them.  The spread looks fantastic. I wish I could tell you where it can be bought in North America, but I don’t know. But you can go to their website and order a copy from there.

Stand by for more magazines

The spread can be viewed in my Published work section

9 years, 10 months ago 10
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About a year ago I was walking by a bookstore in this trendy, bohemian shopping district in Vancouver and I saw a really cool-looking magazine cover with a tittle COILHOUSE in the window. I thought to myself that I would really like to have my work featured in this magazine. Then, while I was in Paris a few months later I accidentally stumbled across this magazine’s website again while searching for alternative art galleries in downtown Paris. As I browsed through the site, I became even more intrigued by the content of the magazine and wished again that I could be a part of it one day.

That day came just a week later when Coilhouse magazine editor emailed me requesting an interview for an Enchanted Doll feature in their upcoming issue. The coincidence and the timing was so uncanny that it was as if I wished it into being. As if Coilhouse had received my telepathic message and contacted me. This is by far not the first time something like this has happened to me and I’ve come to believe that I have way more power over my destiny than it seems possible.

It almost feels like magic sometimes you know; as if you can bend the universe to your own will with a mere thought.  But I know that perception is false- it takes much more than a thought to make something happen. I believe in randomness and chaos: there  is no such thing as fate. We make our own destiny and create our own opportunities.

Like they say: When there is a will, there is a way.

The full spread can be found in my press section. I love the layout. Check out COILHOUSE website and show your support by getting a subscription to the magazine. It’s really cool. We need more publications like this one instead of stupid women’s magazines such as Self (recent Kelly Clarkson photoshoped cover scandal) or Cosmopolitan that feed women nothing but relentless product advertising, celebrity worship, self doubt and false beauty ideals. It makes me so mad that I wish nothing but ruin and bankruptcy on them.

Maybe if I wish really really hard again……

9 years, 10 months ago 26
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A photograph of my very first all porcelain, ball jointed doll prototype has become the cover of this book by Marcia Bechara. I blogged about it last month just before the release party in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This morning I finally got a box of my own copies from the publisher and celebrated by taking a bunch of pictures with it. It’s a collection of stories but I can’t read it because it’s in Portuguese. That’s alright – having my work on the cover is enough.  For now.

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Another book cover is coming soon. This next book came out a couple of months ago in Florence, Italy and it’s a collection of poetry by Umberto Crocetti. It’s called “The song of the dolls”. Just waiting for my copies from the publisher. Should be any day now.

Things are pretty exciting around here, at the Enchanted Doll headquarters.