Portfolio | The Strange Creatures of Alexey Klepnev
Alexey Klepnev is a Russian artist who started his career as an ophthalmologist before getting into drawing completely. His biggest influences have been music and mainly rock.
“I fell in love with drawing when I was a child, although no one drew at home. Inspired by rock music, mainly art rock: Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd. Then there was a big break due to the worries of everyday life. About 10 years ago I felt the need to paint again, I started to actively master information technology.”
His colors and style are undeniably reminiscent of 19th-century illustrations, showing surreal settings and creatures, sometimes frightening but mostly mesmerizing.