Fire and pinwheels

I’m sure I have mentioned my love of propaganda posters before. For me it is the heady combination of colour, composition, emotion, psychology and implementation that get me every time. They are in parts refined, angry, cunning and fabrication that is at turns sinister and fascinating. In a similar way the work of surrealist painter Viktor Safonkin has this familiar attraction, and I could not go past his work without doing a ‘how have I not seen this awesomeness before’ double take. Mingling concepts and aesthetics from WW II propaganda posters with a pinch of realism and a dash of the surreal, his work is both bold and brilliant.

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