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Antonina Fathullina (Drobjashchenko). Silence or Big Trees. 2012. Cardboard.
18 june 2014—1 september 2014
The new exhibition of the Russian Museum will bring together over 100 sculptural works created from paper. Among 60 participants of exhibition are the sculptors, painters, graphics and designers from St. Petersburg and Moscow. They are working in different trends and techniques, but they are united by use of paper as the basic material for artistic work. One of them prefer to work with pure list of whatman, the other - with newspaper or cardboard and uses the means of collage, papier-mache and different colour decisions. The special interest gains the objects executed in the technique of "author's paper" that is prepared by artist and has different effects of facture. The content of exhibition is the overcoming of two-dimensional surface of paper and transformation of the latter in the sculptural volume. In comparison with another traditional materials- metal or stone, the paper for the sculptor is easier to work with. That gives the author an opportunity to convey the immediate impressions and to present the imperceptible images and ideas. The motifs and subjects for these works are suggested for the author by the material itself - by paper that has its history and secrets.

Adelaida Pologova. Alexander Pushkin. 1990’s. Paper, wooden frame. Valery Orlov. From the Remembrances-1966 series. 2005. Author’s paper. Viktor Grachev. Touch. 2007. Cardboard. Dmitry Kaminker. Soldier-fundamentalist, Killing the Ballerinas of Bolshoi Theater. 2012. Cardboard, tempera. Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov. Object. 2000’s. Paper, wood. Elena Preis. Two. 2005. Paper. Elena Surovtseva. Head in Red. 2006. Oleg Kudryashov. Island. 2007-2013. Dry point, paper, watercolors, gouache Andrei Lyublinsky, Maria Zaborovskaya. Collective Action. 2013.

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Andrey Bliok

Andrey Bliok

6 december 2017—5 march 2018

A solo exhibition of 80 painting and 20 graphic works by Andrey N. Bliok, bearer of the honorary title People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Bliok’s oeuvre takes its origin from the high traditions of the Western European classical art and the Russian realism, transformed by the individual world perception of a painter of today.

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Susan Swartz: Personal Path

Susan Swartz: Personal Path

29 november 2017—28 january 2018

The first exhibition of works by contemporary American artist Susan Swartz in Russia amasses around 100 paintings of various years from the collections of foreign museums, private collections, and the artist’s personal archive. Susan Swartz’s abstract paintings evoke landscapes hidden deeply in the color haze.

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