Gennadiy Koufay was born in 1961 in Sevastopol, on the picturesque
coast of the Black Sea.
Gennadiy’s imagination and inventiveness was inspired by his father,
an engineer and inventor, who encouraged his four year old son to
make isometric drawings of objects.
In 1973 he attended the Sevastopol School of Arts, and after a
successful debut in theatrical production of "Mowgli"
(Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Book") Gennadiy was
appointed as Chief Decorator of the Sevastopol Theater.
artistic talents were not limited to the theatrical stages of many
Russian cities, and included the fashion industry and his own clothing
In December 1995 he moved to New York, and later to Key West,
Florida, where he has been working as a free-lance artist and completed
several noteworthy art projects including decorative works for the
Key West Festivals in 1996 and 1997. Now Gennadiy is doing what
he always wanted to do, glamour and pinup art.
Though his work is primarily of an "adult" nature, he
has turned his eye for the female form to Vampirella and produced
a number of stunning paintings and posters of her.
I took the plunge and ordered a set of three, signed posters (the pictures in the top row below). When I first saw the scans of Gennadiy’s work online I was very impressed; when I saw them "in
opposed to as a digital image on my computer monitor, I was no longer impressed. I was totally blown away!
Mere words cannot describe the impact these images have on the viewer. I can sit and stare at them for hours, and I'm sure I will do exactly that on many an occasion in the future.
I now get emails when the latest Vampirella poster is available and I have a copy of every single Vampirella poster Gennadiy has done. As long as he keeps producing them I will keep buying them.
One point that I feel I should point out
is that these posters come on very heavy stock paper - unlike most other posters that are on paper so thin that it creases if you look sideways at it. Everything about Gennadiy's posters is top quality, the artwork, the service ('Thank
You' Oksana), the printing and the paper itself.
I got the posters on eBay from a seller called GARKETZ - who lists only Koufay artwork (posters, prints and occasionally original art) ... do the maths!
I have always had a completely smooth transaction, and the posters were well packed and delivered quickly. So, if you want to have some of Gennadiy's work on your wall (Vampirella or other pin up art) you know where to go. You won't regret it.
Recommended without reservation!