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Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Amazing Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova, Kharkov based artist

Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Young Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova, who obviously has her own space channel, creates strange, not like anything and absolutely charming toys. She calls her crafts “Krakazyabra Art”. Krakazyabras are lively and emotional, they are not from this world, and they bring light. According to Maryana, they come into this world, using her as a mediator. Mariana was born and lives in the city of Kharkov, Ukraine. She graduated from the Kharkov Pedagogical University, majoring in fine arts and advertising design. Maryana Kopylova draws pictures, engaged in sand animation, and creates colorful “monsters.”

Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

Aeynu. Someone who banishes evil dreams. Krakazyabra toy by Ukrainian artist Maryana Kopylova

For manufacturing the dolls and sculptures the artist uses different techniques: molding of polymer clay and self-hardening plastic, papier-mache, dry felting wool and painting. Materials: a little toning pastel and acrylic painting, dolls’ eyes, beads, Czech glass beads, metal findings.

Each krakazyabra has its own name and it is unique, everyone has its own magical feature. Mariana makes all of her dolls in a single copy, so their “superpowers” can not be repeated. To create one work Mariana usually takes a few weeks, she usually works on several monsters at once. The cost of each toy – around 250-300 dollars.

Krakazyabra Art by Maryana Kopylova

source
vk.com/krakazya