“The war in Ukraine started by Russia inspired me to draw this caricature,” explains Ukrainian artist Volodymyr Pielikh. “This piece makes me proud of my country, and for the bravery of Ukrainian heroes [who are] outnumbered by Russians, yet are still strong and holding their ground.”
The caricature works to show Ukraine ending Russia’s “war machine”. “Ukrainians showed to the whole world that Russia is not as strong as everyone thought,” he adds. “I want people to understand that brutal force, ignorance and false motives have no chance against freedom and bravery.”
“In this picture you can see Putin holding a hammer, surrounded by broken plaster on the map”. The artwork highlights countries like Belarus—which is currently under complete Russian control, as well as Moldova and Georgia—territories which were taken by Russia within the last 25 years. “Russia has never faced any punishment for taking over part of Moldova in the 1990s, nor for the 2008 war in Georgia.”
“You can see the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, holding a bucket of plaster to fix what has been broken by Russia because the Ukrainian nation is about to change this image—the world will see what Putin’s Russia really is.”
Born in a small urban town in Ukraine, Volodymyr Pielikh realised his love for art after attending a small art school at 13. However, he went on to attend the Polytechnic University National of Odesa, where he began studying at their Institute of Computer Engineering. He later worked as a model and actor across the globe, and his love for arts became more of a hobby. However, the Covid-19 pandemic allowed him to refocus on his first passion, art—and now, you can find his work across the globe.
He specialises in acrylic paint, oil pastels and digital drawings, but also has a love for clay and creating 3D sculptures. “In a lot of my art I like to create images of male and female bodies as well as to use my art to show the world’s political or ecological problems to bring people’s attention to it in a different way. I think it's very important that we as humans are all aware of the global problems,” he says.
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Posters, Mini, Small and Medium prints are generally dispatched within a 10 days of purchase. What happened if my print is damaged during transit?
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