By Jessica Baldanza – Gladstone Gallery intern
Valeriya Volkova is a relatively unknown illustrator, emerging as an artist through her website and blog. Viewing Valeriya’s artwork is like stepping into the charmingly colourful mind of a child. Her illustrations are intricate works depicting bizarre scenes, which evoke in the viewer humor, and maybe a little fear. Her works contain fantastical wizards, odd beasts, bizarre portraits, and whimsical landscapes. There is much to her work that leads me to believe that she won’t be unknown for much longer.