"Deep gazes, halos, long necks, blossoming skins, gold leaves, secrets and stars..."
Evgeniya Golik (aka Evgola) is a Russian born pop-surrealist based in San Diego, California.
Inspired by the European Renaissance, Russian Orthodox icons, Slavic folklore, fairy tales and modern pop culture (fashion, photography, cinematography, music), Evgola’s art combines a classic sensibility within a contemporary setting, something which artist-self defines as 'Neo Renaissance'.
Using a variety of media, her work joins real world portraiture with imaginative and often surreal narratives to highlight and reveal her subject's personalities.
Evgola's haunting paintings and drawings are doors to a mystical realm, one which showcases a myriad of beautiful human faces and fantastical creatures, that seek to express their secret through esoteric language.