St Petersburg artist Natalia Zemlyanaya’s solo exhibition features approximately 80 of her paintings and pastels from the 1990s and 2000s. Zemlyanaya belongs to the fourth generation of artists professing the philosophy of holistic culture – pioneered by Wassily Kandinsky, Mikhail Matyushin and their pupils – in what is known to art historians as the second wave of Russian avant-garde art, led by Vladimir Sterligov, Pavel Kondratyev, and their many followers. Another major influence on the artist was the Russian art lineage known as Structuralism, associated with the Hermitage School of the late 1960s – 1980s, which, in turn, drew on the colouristic figurative ideas of the Russian avant-garde movement.
The exhibition includes works by Zemlyanaya from various series on which she has worked throughout her entire career. Their straightforward titles – Simple Shapes, Birds, Structures, Squares, Ovals, Circles, Labyrinths and Angels – will help art lovers orient themselves in the artist’s complex oeuvre, which Zemlyanaya creates as one would poetry or music. Music frequently occurs in her works, either as the subject matter or as evidence of the organic interaction among different forms of art – an idea that underlies avant-garde theory. Two other series with works featured in this exhibition are Portraits and Flowers. The latter, focusing on Zemlyanaya’s impressions of nature, eloquently reveals the idiosyncrasies of her colouristic/figurative thinking. A master of the language of colour-form, Natalia Zemlyanaya wields her artistic acumen to transform the visible world of phenomena into a magical world of art.
Parallel Universes. From Abstraction to Artefact. The Collection of Natalia Opaleva
3 march—29 may 2023
The State Russian Museum presents the exhibition project Parallel Universes. From Abstraction to Artefact showing works by 36 artists of the second half of the 20th century from the collection of Natalia Opaleva, a well-known collector, founder and general director of the AZ Museum (Anatoly Zverev). The exhibition introduces visitors of the Marble Palace to more than 200 paintings and graphic works by underground masters of the 1960s–1980s: Anatoly Zverev, Dmitri Plavinsky, Dmitry Krasnopevtsev, Oleg Tselkov, Lidia Masterkova and Ernst Neizvestny.
25 november 2022—30 january 2023
This exhibition of works by People’s Artist of the Russian Federation and Head of the Academic Painting Faculty of the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Art and Industry Evgeny Romashko is timed to coincide with the artist’s 60th birthday. Approximately 70 works of his from over the years will be displayed.
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