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Mercenaries of the Apocalypse: The Art of Yuri Shwedoff

Yuri Shwedoff, Cradle - warrior inside sphere structure

Moscow-based artist Yuri Shwedoff tells a passionate and imaginative story about survival in the apocalypse. Set in barren wastelands, his melancholic warriors wander alone, armed with medieval weapons and practicing unearthly magic. Children and animals are recurring motifs, used as symbols of sacrifice and loss in the merciless terrain. A dual sense of loneliness and peace pervades his captivating images.

Yuri Shwedoff, Core - lone figure with levitating sphere

Yuri Shwedoff, Elder Gods "ARES" - man with levitating swords

Yuri Shwedoff, Solar Eclipse - eclipse over apocalyptic town

Yuri Shwedoff, Volk - man carrying wolf

Yuri Shwedoff, Queen and the Knight - apocalyptic knighting

Yuri Shwedoff, Shooting Stars - young girl with falling missiles

Yuri Shwedoff, Sleep - man lying on buffalo in apocalyptic wasteland

Yuri Shwedoff, Wolf Pack - hooded figure with multiple wolf heads

Yuri Shwedoff, Dragon Skull - man standing on broken airplane

Yuri Shwedoff, Excalibur - man with levitating sword

Yuri Shwedoff, White Castle - horse rider in front of space shuttle

Images © Yuri Shwedoff