CNR 2014: Exhibition: Vladimir Zimakov (USA): The Golem
After receiving a Bachelors of Art degree from the Art Institute of Kansas City, Vladimir apprenticed with a renowned Russian painter and sculptor Mihail Chemiakin. During that time Vladimir mastered illustration and drawing techniques, participated in the projects and exhibits of Chemiakin's Institute of Philosophy and Psychology of Art and worked as a director of "Museum of Imagination", located in Hudson, New York. After developing a strong interest in book arts, he pursued a Masters degree at the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London.
As a designer and illustrator Vladimir has worked with world's leading publishing houses such as Penguin, Random House, Faber and Faber, the Folio Society and Vita Nova. He illustrated books and book covers for the works of Gustav Meyrink, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alexandre Dumas, Herman Melville and A.T.A. Hoffman among others. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in America, Europe and Russia.
The Golem written by Gustav
Linocut illustrations by Vladimir Zimakov
Created for an edition of the book that was published by The Folio Society, London, 2010
In the ghetto of Prague, artists, students and pawnbrokers eke out a living among the gloomy tenements and mildewed courtyards. Lurking in its inhabitants' subconscious is the Golem, a creature of rabbinical myth. Written in 1913, The Golem is a haunting Gothic tale of stolen identity and persecution, set in a strange underworld peopled by fantastical characters.
[image source: Vladimir Zimakov]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
Vladimir Zimakov is a Boston based artist, designer and illustrator.
The series of Golem illustrations by Vladimir Zimakov is displayed during Cafe Neu Romance (26-29 November 2014) at Galerie NTK.