Varvara Alay

16 Mar-9 Apr 2023
PV 16 Mar 2023, 6-8pm


Varvara is a graphic designer and illustrator, whose distinctive style is defined by surrealist motifs, bold colours and abstract shapes.

She invents highly detailed and endlessly fascinating worlds that blend fantasy and realism in an intricate web of elaborate characters and majestic patterns.

Between 2002 and 2017, Varvara served as Art Director of leading fashion and lifestyle magazines, including L’Officiel, Robb Report and The Rake. Her illustrations have also been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Marie Claire, GQ, and others.

Since 2017, Varvara has taught BA and MA Illustration and Animation courses. She also founded the Mr. Mind School – creative art courses for children.

She has illustrated several children’s books and board games, and collaborates with a jewellery brand.

In 2021, Varvara ventured into the world of NFTs, and her artwork can now be collected on the Blockchain.