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Marina Bychkova
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Canada
Current Residence: Vancouver
From Strychnin's site regarding my upcoming show (June 11th):

Wondrous dolls and creatures by Marina Bychkova. Also: Wendy Froud (UK) and Virginie Ropars (F) in The Vault + special guest Sasha Petrova.

Fragility unites three international luminaries of doll-creating art in one show. About 20 fragile figures pull the viewer out of the common two-dimensional frame and into three-dimensional space. First and foremost, however, these works impress by their sensitivity, their extraordinarity and their meticulous attention to detail. Opens June 11th at 7 pm.

The porcelain dolls by Canadian artist Marina Bychkova are a provocation. They cross the boundaries of what defines a sculpture and constantly refuse to be seen as mere dolls. With 18 moveable ball-joints, the pale and vunerable looking dolls invite to be moved and posed but their often unadorned nudeness may keep some viewers from handling Bychkova’s creatures too freely. The cumbersome weight and rigidity of metal garments of the figures shown in this exhibition accentuate the delicate beauty of these porcelain dolls, acting both as a protective shell and an oppressive, restraining contraption for their little bodies.

Wendy Froud was born in Detroit, Michigan. She is most famous as a sculpture and puppet fabricator for Jim Henson’s The Muppet Show, and the feature films like The Dark Crystal (sculpting and fabricating the main charaters Jen and Kira), Labyrinth (sculpting the goblins) and The Empire Strikes Back (as a sculptor and fabricator of Yoda). Wendy Froud's dolls ands figures are highly sought after and can be found in many prestigious collections around the world.

Virginie Ropars was born in Brittany (France). She still lives and works in the same place, surrounded by nature and the legends and superstitions that have fed her mind since she was a child. After a Master’s degree in graphic art, she worked as a 2D/3D graphic artist for computer games and the TV cartoon industry.

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wintertuesday Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work
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Ernimator Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Professional Filmographer
What an awesome gallery. Great talent and skill.
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Terafima Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Artist
Мы вас любим! ^___^ Привет вам с Родины! :-*
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kinudakay Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I'm a recent fans of her, she is inspirable person, talented.
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gothica413 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
the dolls are so detailed and real looking it makes me go "wtf this is awesome"
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TristramBentley Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Your works are amazing! So beautiful!
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keofome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love you marina! i hope your dolls reach the philippines!
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emummy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I received your book recently. It is one of my goals in life to own a piece by you. This book is amazing. Your dolls are amazing. If I could train under you I would. Thanks for your creativity. I love this book! Looking forward to everything!
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atomisis Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I just stumbled upon these creations...each doll is like a sunrise.
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2snails1shell Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We've loved your work for many years! Thank you for sharing of yourself! :D Kirk & Kiki :D
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