by Agape Charmani
Waldemar von Kazak is a Russian artist inspired by retro cars, pinup girls and vintage illustrations. His work focuses on both the beautiful and the ugly side of the western culture and reality. Apart from his retro-influenced illustrations, the artist explores the troubling issues of society, beauty standards as well as our relationship with technology.
His world is a dystopian rotter future, as a result to the mistreatment of today’s reality and the conveniences offered in the 21st century.
“Life constantly provides food for thought and new ideas. It is difficult to carry ideas in itself – they ask outside. Sometimes so quickly that quality of drawing suffers,” he explains in an interview with Pinup Arena.