Kevech&Kotka is a duo of multidisciplinary artists, working in four hands, creating stories about monsters getting into different spaces and occasions. Working together from 2013 we have realized murals, game designs, illustrations and exhibitions in Russia, France, Portugal and Cyprus. Our visual studio is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

We were born in Kamchatka, where we graduated the School of Arts, then moved to Saint Petersburg to continue our studies. In 2013, we organized our first solo exhibition at the residence "Pedra Sina" in Portugal that was our first immense collaboration. Then we started to work together constantly.

Currently we make 2D art, illustrations, murals, animations and designs.
Kirill (Kevech) is a graphic artist, illustrator, animator. He graduated an Institute of Design and Applied Art in Saint Petersburg. In 2013, he won the governmental grant for the series of illustrations to the Vladimir Nabokov’s book “The eye”.
Ekaterina (Kotka) has graduated the Academy of international relations but then she changed her way by the research of contemporary art at the School of Art and Design in Marseille. She won the Governor’s Award in Kamchatka.
Kevech&Kotka is a couple who make a 100% collaborative artwork, based on trust and mutual understanding.

Personal exhibitions
2018 Tales of space and time, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii, Russia
2017 Monster’s party. Second edition, Viluchinsk, Russia
2017 Monster's party, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii, Russia
2013 Personal Exhibition in the residence “Pedra-Sina”, Madeira, Portugal

Group exhibitions
2017 A region of color, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii, Russia
2017 Scale 1: 100 / MICRO-MURAL, Novosibirsk, Russia
2015 The Third Triennial of Engraving, Lisle-sur-Tarn, France
2014 The Triennial of Graphic Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2019 Flying dragon and red tiger, Living color music & arts festival, Aya Napa, Cyprus
2019 Kukuza-Mukuza and not a frog, Street Life Festival, Limassol, Cyprus
2018 Bathing in colourful clouds, private apartment, Saint-Petersburg, Russia ​
2017 A huge monster, cultural center Loft “Park of culture”, Kamchatka, Russia
2017 The view from the valley, meteorological station, Kamchatka, Russia
2017 The wall of creatures, private apartment, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2017 Girl with a dragon between industrialized towers, private apartment, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2017 Neptune and wolf surfers, surf station, Kamchatka, Russia
2016 Copper-teeth bird, private apartment, Kamchatka, Russia
2013 The Governmental Grant for the series of illustrations to the Vladimir Nabokov’s book “The eye”
2008 The Governor’s Award of Visual Arts, Kamchatka, Russia
2012 34 FISAE Engraving Congress, Naantaly, Finland
2011 23 International Ex-libris Biennale in Malbork, Poland
2013 Artist-in-Residence “Pedra-Sina” Madeira, Portugal
Works are published in the books:
2014 The International triennial of graphic arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2013 The best graphic artists of Saint-Petersburg, Chinese edition
2012 "The best Exlibris in the world 2010-2012", FISAE congress, Naantali, Finland
2012 The 6th International Exlibris Competition of Fu Xian Zhai, China
2011 Malbrok XXIII, International Exlibris competition, Poland
Artist Statement.

Our aim is to bridge the gap between the real and the unreal, to merge the beautiful and the sublime.Habitat is the idea we usually start with. Gravity, lighting, climate - through these natural phenomenon we generate the world, where all the activity takes part.Next, we focus on creatures and their interaction. There might be a party, where some living forms take part, they also communicate with each other and aviewer. This brings some social connections to their reality. That helps them to find a role and an activity no matter how unpredictable the surrounding is.
We love to travel around the world and every place we visit becomes a great source of images that we introduce in our works. Trees, mountains and the sea are our favorite symbols. As our society affects nature in different ways, we depict a harmony between the creatures and a habitat they live in.

Through our work we visit concepts that have fascinated us. The results, often unpredictable, are compositions filled with symbolism and hidden meanings. Topics such as intercultural interaction, customs of different nations, globalization, beauty of nature can be found in our artworks, sometimes infused with a dash of surrealism and mixed with the inevitable influence of pop culture that surrounds us.
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