Aydemir was born in 1979 in a small city in a southern part of Russia. His father Seyfulla Saidov, was an award-winning artist, member of the prestigious Union of Russian Artists, and leader of the local art community. His father attempted to ignite interest in art in his children, and encouraged any creative activities they wanted to be engaged in. From the beginning Aydemir proved that he is the son of his famous father, and at age three, painted a green goat that is still in the family archives as one of the most important items, together with his father’s medals and accommodations.

Norse mythology refers to the Scandinavian mythological framework that was upheld during and around the time of the Viking Age (c. 790- c. 1100 CE). Before the Norse (a.k.a. the Vikings) converted to Christianity during the Middle Ages, they had their own vibrant native pagan religion that was as harshly beautiful as the Nordic landscape to which it was intimately connected.

Tomasz Alen Kopera was born in 1976 in Kożuchów, Poland. He attended the University of Technology in Wrocław, where he gained a degree in construction engineering. His artistic talent came to light in early childhood. Highly fascinated with human nature, the surrounding universe and all that is dark and mysterious, Kopera’s works demonstrate both a high degree in sensitivity as well as his desire to touch the subconscious by arousing a need to pause and contemplate in the spectator.

An elf (plural: elves) is a type of humanlike supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore. In medieval Germanic-speaking cultures, elves seem generally to have been thought of as beings with magical powers and supernatural beauty, ambivalent towards everyday people and capable of either helping or hindering them.