Born in 1983 in Novi Sad, Serbia, Valentina Brostean has a BFA (graphic design and illustration) and an MFA (painting, digital painting, illustration) from the Academy of Arts Novi Sad.
“I have always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is now very evident in work that I am making. Inspired by the relationship between dreams, natural world and the emptiness of consumer culture, between safe childhood playing to everyday marks of reality I bring and create a new type of creatures in my imaginary world. It is a whole range of characters from the ones in darker corners of the streets of soulless cities to the safe and pure creatures from imagination in my wonderland trying through them to prove that I have never grown up, or at least have never lost touch with my innocent childhood self.”
To see more of Brostean’s work, check out her galleries on Behance.