"Years". Exhibition of works by Boris Nepomnyashchy 05/12/2018 automatic translate
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Boris Nepomnyashchiy is a well-known master of etching who, during his 40-year career, created many significant works made in this complex and so rare graphic technique today. A deep philosopher, he combined in his work reflections on life and death, the complexities and drama of human existence.
Boris Lvovich was born in the city of Kiev. After graduating from the Leningrad Higher School of Industrial Art named after V.I. Mukhina in 1971, he continues his fruitful creative activity to this day, raising topics in his art that are important at all times - the relationship between people, the meaning of life, and freedom. A member of the USSR Union of Artists since 1975, B. Nepomnyashchiy was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR for his art. His work is appreciated by experts, works are in collections of leading state museums, galleries and private collections in Russia and foreign countries, in particular, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum and the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts.
The exhibition in the halls of the Academy of Arts most fully demonstrates the work of the master over the past decades. The exhibition presents more than 100 works of the artist, created from 1988 to 2018. These are etchings on biblical themes, still lifes and portraits made in the technique of gouaches and pastels, as well as graphic philosophical cycles such as "In Search of Truth", "Court of Fools", "Ship of Fools", "Carousel of Love", "Absurd Fashion", "Full beauty", "Passengers".
A special place in the art of Nepomnyashchy occupies the world of images of N. V. Gogol and F. M. Dostoevsky, the vicissitudes of the fate of their heroes. The artist repeatedly refers to illustrating the works of these iconic writers. The exhibition introduces works made in the technique of etching and pencil drawing. Sheets of the artist are striking in their phantasmagoric and flawless, deep philosophical content. He subtly feels the complexity of the relationship of the characters, elegantly and with the inherent perfection conveys their emotional states. The images, as if likened to a web, correspond to the focal points of literary works. Nepomnyaschiy masterfully works in the technique of etching, achieving the completeness and clarity of each part of the work, each stroke.
The high artistic value of the works of B. L. Nepomnyashchy allows you to compare them with the works of etching masters who have entered the golden fund of world art.
The exhibition introduces the artist to the philosophical understanding of life and death, the loss and acquisition of the meaning of life. Boris Nepomnyashchy raises questions of human existence about moral values. This is a modern view of life with its contradictions. The artist’s “years” are his return to eternal themes that have gained new interpretations after decades.