Estonian Children’s Literature Centre hosts a solo exhibition by the Israeli illustrator Natalie Pudalov. The exhibition is open to visitors from May 3rd until June 18th, 2022.
Natalie Pudalov was born in Russia in 1980. She studied at the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and specializes in illustration at the Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, Germany. After finishing the studies, she began working as a freelance illustrator.
The artist knew that she wanted to illustrate texts long before the completion of her studies. Visiting the Bologna Book Fair soon after graduation only solidified that wish. After graduating university, she began working as a freelance illustrator and since then she has received several international awards for her work.
Her style can be characterized by with humor, nonsense and perhaps a different point of view. She collects ideas for her work from various sources that include books, movies, and other exhibitions. However she has said that the key part of her inspiration comes from nature: „My family and I like to travel a lot, walking and hiking together, and nature and dogs teach me a lot and inspire me in many different ways. I think you can see this inspiration in my works.” The exhibition provides an insight to Pudalov’s humorous illustrations inspired by nature.
The exhibition is supported by the Embassy of Israel in Tallinn and Helsinki.