Exhibition "ARCH. ART. Nikolay Shumakov" automatic translate
с 2 по 14 Апреля
Галерея искусств Зураба Церетели
ул. Пречистенка, 19
The Russian Academy of Arts and the Union of Architects of Russia present a solo exhibition of works by Nikolai Shumakov, timed to coincide with the master’s anniversary.
Especially for this date, the author of the exhibition prepared a new catalog in which about fifty of the most significant architectural projects (ARCH) and more than three hundred painting works (ART) were collected. One third of them will be presented for the first time in the halls of the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the Russian Academy of Arts. Each canvas is a fragment of an absolutely real, but reinterpreted by the artist of the world, in which all the plots allow the viewer to present some story, unsaid by the Master.
Architectural creativity and original talent of the painter are intertwined in his life so that it is impossible to separate one from another. Everything that comes out from under his hand is characterized by ease and self-irony, permeating even the most serious plots on which projects are created, objects are built, pictures are painted. In recent years, Nikolai Shumakov has held seven personal exhibitions of painting in Russia and abroad.
Largely thanks to N.I. Shumakov art has returned to the architecture of the metro, and to replace the strict, uniform interiors of the stations of the 60-80s in the underground space came new expressive images in which an individual style is felt. To this day, together with his colleagues, he tirelessly develops conceptual solutions for the Moscow subway. Only in the last decade, under the leadership of Shumakov, a section of the Big Ring Line of the Moscow Metro from Delovoy Center to Savyolovskaya Station, a monorail transportation system, and a high-speed Moscow-Kazan railroad with several stations have been designed and constructed. The master’s enthusiasm for objects of increased technical complexity yielded a significant result: in 2017, Nikolay Shumakov became the first architect in Russia - the owner of the prestigious international Auguste Perret Prize for using modern technologies in design. Thus, the world community appreciated a number of objects created by Nikolai Shumakov: The picturesque bridge across the Moscow River is the first cable-stayed bridge in the capital with the built-in Palace of Marriages; Europe’s largest airport complex Vnukovo-1; projects of stations on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line of the Moscow metro.
A wide range of interests, high social status, architectural talent, outstanding abilities in painting and graphics, incredible performance and dedication to the profession make it possible to speak of him as a person who equally possesses artistic flair and ability to sober calculation, without which it would be impossible or emotionally - the artist’s colorful painting, nor the successful design of the architect Nikolai Shumakov.
Nikolay Ivanovich Shumakov - Honored Architect of the Russian Federation, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Academician of the International Academy of Architecture, Professor at the Moscow Institute of Architecture, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, President of the Union of Moscow Architects, President of the Union of Architects of Russia, Member of the Council of the President of the Russian Federation on Culture and Art. From 1977 to the present he has been working at JSC Metrogiprotrans, for the last 25 years he has been the main architect of the organization. Supervises the design of industrial and civil facilities, ground and underground transport facilities. It determines the development strategy of the metro and its architecture, develops new conceptual solutions for the design of underground structures and key transportation facilities.