Russian born, Tokyo based, illustrator and artist Karina Eibatova (previously here) specializes in drawing and painting in the fields of fine art, illustration, murals, video, and typography for a selected clientele. Her vast portfolio reveals a versatile artist, equally adept at colorful surrealist explorations as well as more traditional approaches.
Floral motives and surreal, psychedelic scenes
Eibatovas’ work is connected to the notions of nature, peace, and love. Influenced by Earth and space, she delicately transforms floral motives into her own surreal, psychedelic scenes.
Besides having studied in various prestigious institutions including Ipsi / ICA in Moscow, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art London, and Zokei University of Arts and Design in Tokyo, Eibatovas work has been published in numerous international publications and exhibited around the world. She works for both personal and professional projects for clients, ranging from murals to album covers.
“My inspiration lies in the discovery of life as a phenomena, and in the admiring an amazing Planet we live at. Admiring the very essential things, such as a pomegranate or a stone can inspire me to express that deep impression. With my works, I try to deliver a distant look on the fragments of Nature, therefore I draw only organic objects, landscapes and the Universe.”
A lush landscape of botanical life
In Eibatovas latest project, she was asked to imagine and create a decorative mural drawing that depicts both real and imagined creatures amid a lush landscape of botanical life. The tiled artwork reflects the vibrant, bohemian character of the Casa Cook Hotel and its natural landscape, drawing from the unique flora and fauna of the surrounding environment.
The hotel design is a collaboration between architect Vana Pernariv, interior designer Annabell Kutucu, and design agency Lambs & Lions. Eibatova was working in collaboration together with Stefan Grüner an art director of Lambs & Lions, based in Berlin.