Illustrator Lora Zombie
Russian conceptual artist, illustrator Lora Zombie was born May 30, 1990 in a small town in Russia. Lora Zombie started painting at a very early age. The self-taught painter first gained recognition in the late 2000s as her work circulated online, reaching millions of people through blogs and social media. She is now a top seller on the urban art scene and is gaining the attention of the art world. In recent years, Lora has taken the gallery scene by storm with exhibitions in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and Russia – bringing in the interest of collectors and fans worldwide.
To the question why she used nickname Zombie still a young artist Laura explains as stupidity. From beyond the grave aesthetics she has long refused, but from a nickname can not escape. Her very bright, almost pinup work, as she explains – the result of a complete lack of education. As well as artistic. For her first gallery’s exposure Lora chose drawings of two periods – urban and filled with romance.
The first serious work was performed in the style of English artists Jamie Hewlett, the author of the images of the group Gorillaz, Banksy and the underground. Soon enough, the work of Lora became popular – her exhibitions took place in the United States, Great Britain, Russia. In 2010 she began a partnership with the St. Petersburg group Billy’s Band, filling out the cover of the disk “Flea Market” and creating a series of works devoted to these musicians.
Lora creates her paintings using acrylic paints. At the same time her work – different themes and genres. But they share common theme – loneliness, touch naive, kind of peace with harsh reality. All this is enhanced by multiple streaks of paint and ink, fuzzy contours and lines, the lack of a coherent composition. One of the major styles of Lora – Urban Art.