Art Pointillism and Surrealism merges into Ilya Brezinski’s tattoos
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Pointillism and Surrealism merges into Ilya Brezinski’s tattoos

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Giulia Guido
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al

The birth of Pointillism is roughly dated to 1886, when the two French painters Seurat and Signac developed the technique whereby colors were applied to the canvas with small dots close together, which the eye would then join together, optically creating colors. Instead, only 35 years later appeared first Surrealist artists, a current that invaded Europe in the 20s of the twentieth century. Now, although these two artistic movements are distant both for intent and for years, there is someone who has managed to unite them and not, it is not a painter or an illustrator, but a tattoo artist and his name is Ilya Brezinski

Ilya has Belarusian origins, but now lives and works in St. Petersburg where, every day, he creates works of art categorically using black ink. Over time his works have begun to be appreciated by his Instagram followers, reaching over 100,000 followers. 

What fascinates him about his works, and also what differentiates him from his colleagues is, as we said, the aesthetic choice to use only the color black, but also his subjects and his technique. 

As for the former, at a quick glance they seem to be trivial everyday objects or animals, but looking closer they all have something macabre and surreal as if it had come out of Alice in Wonderland

While, as far as technique is concerned, Ilya Brezinski creates his tattoos following that of Pointillism. This choice allows him to be much more precise and to create very light shades as if the tattoo were revealed by the skin itself.

Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
Ilya Brezinski | Collater.al
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Written by Giulia Guido
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