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April 30, 2009

Meet the correspondents: TORONTO > Eugene Zhilinsky and Tatyana Sasha Yuditskaya

"We are Tatyana and Eugene, a Russian born artist and architect couple living in Toronto.

We met in Jerusalem, Israel, where we were working at the time on independent art projects. In little more than three years after creating "Editions Tchai" we have published 12 titles in English, French and Russian.

Those small run editions include illustrated classic literature, independent graphic novels, and anthology of memoirs, dedicated to the history of classic art education in Russia and carnets de voyages. Our latest project, “Toronto Graffiti,” was presented at the 9th International Biennale of Carnets de Voyage in the City of Clermont-Ferrand (Auvergne, France.)

Probably because living in an urban environment it’s a same kind of adventure as traveling to exotic places. As long as we live in a certain place we document our life and draw a stories about it. So sketching in a sketchbook turns out as writing a traveler journal somewhere in a Caribbean Island.

Lately photos usually get dumped out in all kind of storages but sketchbook pages are always begging to be browsed again and again. It’s magic."

• Eugene and Tatyana's blog, Toronto, Canada.
• Eugene's art on Flickr.


jerry waese said...

gum ain li kesef!

Lynne Chapman said...

Welcome on board!

Love the drawings, and what a great photo of you both.

sanjeev joshi said...

welcome! i would like to know howmany architects are on usk!!I am one for sure!I feel special affinity towards architects,but appreciate others as they think different than us architects!!looking foraward to seeing your sketches,seperately and combined as a duo !!

Cathy Gatland said...

Lovely lively sketchbook pages, how great to have a twosome drawing. Welcome!

memi said...

What a great story!

Isabel said...

welcome great to see two doing sketchbooks how rich experience great blog looking forward to your posts

Paul Heaston said...

Welcome. Looks like you both will have a lot of great posts for us!

enrique said...

Welcome, Eugene and Tatyana!

TIA said...

Welcome. Can't wait to see more of Canada!

tchai-toronto said...

Thank you all! The'll be more shortly :)

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Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Welcome, Eugene and Tatyana! Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely sketches, these are fantastic!

Lucian said...

Hello Eugene, nice to meet you here!