A Russian Artist Draws a Surreal Pastel Mystery World
With bold lines and a strong vision, Russian artist Andrey Kasay is a slice of Instagram levity.
All images courtesy the artist
The cartoonist and animator, Andrey Kasay, gets ahold of the modern sentiments through his amusing and tongue-in-cheek pop art compositions and animated works. Striking a balance between absurdist and pop art, Kasay's illustrations are satirical and design-savvy optical illusions.
Armed with a strong funny bone and an eye-catching appreciation for proportion, Kasay makes an argues that you can express artistic inclination and still offer tongue-in-cheek opinions on modern society. The artist's life experiences have contributed to his whimsical form of artistry. He says, "There was a vague time—I lived in Far East Russia, wandering, sleeping in a boat—there I [eventually] met a Dingo dog. She [the Dingo] taught me a lot of things, we ate together, had fun, and danced like dogs. That was cool then I moved to Moscow and started to draw."
Kasay admits he is not a fan of derivations, and mostly bases his ideas for his loud and decisively-drawn designs from what is swirling inside his head: "I don't really search for inspiration, I think it exists. Like everything that surrounds me—trees, house, cars, old woman with a bag, dog and bread. I love it when it's beautiful and ugly, and in the point when they meet—here is where my art lives."