01.08.2011, Words by Charlie Jones

Flickr artist of the month: Ivan Afanasyev

Ivan’s collages are layered futuristic feasts, brilliantly put together everyone should check them out as well as his music. Every month we feature the best contributor from our Dummy flickr pool come join the fun!

Where did you grow up?

I have been living in Petrozavodsk, Russia all my life. It’s the capital of Karelia, a republic on the border with Finland.

What inspired you to start your own label?

All my pals around the world doing excellent music in their bedrooms. I co-run Full of Nothing with my wife, Anya Kuts. She’s a painter and does lots of design as well. I do ~40% of the label’s artwork. My wife is the visual head.

What inspired you to create this artwork?

Botanical, medical and other natural science illustrations.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

M. Geddes Gengras

Ivan and his wife are Love Cult; here’s an amazing video made by Moduli TV for one of their tracks Staraya Otdushina

Check out Ivan’s flickr page

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