supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov
 

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov

as people across the world stay at home, artist vadim solovyov imagines our city streets inhabited by larger-than-life creatures in a somewhat dystopian reality. with st. petersburg as the backdrop, all manner of giant animals are depicted taking over the urban environment. from a pigeon as big as a tower block to a monstrous octopus invading a bus, the images range between curiously surreal to mildly disconcerting. 

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

all images courtesy of vadim solovyov

 

 

like many things during the COVID-19 pandemic the images take on a new meaning in the current climate. as mankind pauses from the usual grind, empty streets have seen the return of urban wildlife in different parts of the world. with solovyov‘s fantastically enormous animals, the compositions can’t help provoke thought on our environment.

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

 

 

the collection of creatures can be marvelled at on the artist’s instagram, where each image is accompanied by a dystopian narration.it was the ‘godknowswhat’ day of isolation. giant ultra-raccoons began to return to the rivers of st. petersburg. they quietly make their way through the deserted evening city to the quays and timidly rinse something in the water. carefully. at least 20 seconds. one day the city will be alive again, filled with people, and the wool giants will have to go back to the forest. this is nature. but for now, we will stay at home. and ultra-raccoons will cautiously wander between our houses, gently lowering their huge paws on the empty avenues.’ – vadim solovyov

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom    

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom  

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

supersized animals take over the city in fantastical images by vadim solovyov designboom

 

 

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artist: vadim solovyov

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