Victoria Tsarkova – Russian artist
Moscow artist Victoria Tsarkova is an author of provocative series under the title “No Politics. Just a Joke”.
Politics is a fertile topic for creativity. Her images are highly satirical, funny and even a bit offensive.
Tsarkova’s “satirical brush” presented many famous and influential people: Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo from ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, Silvio Berlusconi as Mother Teresa, Joseph Stalin as Terminator, Hitler as Buddha, Steve Jobs as Jesus Christ, Moammar Gadhafi as Captain Jack Sparrow, Pope Benedict XVI as Heath Ledger’s Joker, Leonid Brezhnev (General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union) as Marilyn Monroe, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist) as Bob Marley, Mao Zedong (Chinese communist revolutionary and political theorist) as Marilyn Manson, British Queen Elizabeth II as Kiss.
The artist didn’t sign any portrait. According to the Tsarkova the main goal of the exhibition was to make people smile.
“It is important to make people smile and just relieve stress”.
Victoria was born in Alma-Ata in 1983. Since her childhood the girl was surrounded by creativity: her mother was a musician, her father and grandfather were artists. At the age of 6 the future artist began studying the basics of painting and drawing. Then she studied at art school, art college and art university. She also studied in London.
Serious people and frivolous images by Victoria Tsarkova