Alex Konahin

Alex Konahin is an illustrator specialising in dip pen using india ink or other materials. Fully self-taught and recognised globally as an incredible artists. Born in 1981 in the former Soviet Union. Doesn’t have any nationality and holds ‘alient’. Lives in Latvia but travels a lot. Works on the border between science and magic.

Bio from Saatchi Art  “Art of Alex Konahin is concerned with the world of science and magic. There is no border between magic and science. One can’t exist without the other like Black can’t exhist without White. In order to read black simbols, there should be white sheet. In order to see the light from the stars, there should be black night. Magic and science are two components always coming together. Theory of relativity. Theory comes from science, relativity is magic itself, because there is no precise definition of space, dimensions or reality in magic. Optical illusion. Optics is the branch of physics, illusion is aspect of magic. Sacred geometry is a path connecting science and magic.”

Alex’s first collection for ZigZagZurich takes some of his original drawings,  moving them onto textiles, both print and weaving.   The first collection mixes symmetrical patterns with stand alone drawings, creating what we at ZigZagZurich believe to be a truly outstanding collection of textile art.


ZigZagZurich collaborates with artists and designers, both established and new, on unique collections transformed into textiles under the direction of creative director Michele Rondelli and the founders of ZigZagZurich.

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