Ivan Yazykov is a graphic artist born in Moscow in 1975 into a family of artists. In 2000, he graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Design of the Moscow Higher Art School and joined the Moscow Union of Artists. Inspired by types, in 1999 he began working on “The Book of Letters” series, consisting of 33 graphic improvisations on the theme of the letters of the Russian alphabet. Later on, such series as “Rebuses” and “Microdramas” were born. Ivan’s graphic works, created with an ink-rapidographer are carefully crafted compositions, the result of many months, if not years, of painstaking and inspired work. The variety of details gives the stories a fantastic effect and creates other worlds full of ciphers, details, and images that can be very difficult to see without a magnifying glass.
Ivan Yazykov participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions hosted by Rosa Azora and other galleries, as well as various museums, such as the Literary Museum, the Museum of Moscow, the House-Museum of K. S. Stanislavsky and others. Ivan has participated in many contemporary art international exhibitions in Paris, Miami, New York, Bologna, London, and Tbilisi. In 2022, he became the ART LAGUNA PRISE (Venice) finalist.