Exhibition of works by Valentina Kuznetsova. Ceramics, graphics automatic translate
с 22 Декабря
по 10 Января
Российская академия художеств
December 22, 2015 at 16.00 in the halls of the Russian Academy of Arts at: ul. Prechistenka, 21 an exhibition of works by Honored Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts Valentina Georgievna Kuznetsova will be held.
The exposition presents about 150 ceramic works and graphic sheets created by the author in recent years.
V. Kuznetsova was born in the village of Voskresenskoe Republic of Bashkortostan in 1949. She graduated from the Painting Department of the Ufa Art College and the Department of Theory and History of Arts of the State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. I.E. Repin. Pottery has been engaged since the late 1970s. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia and the Moscow Union of Artists. V. Kuznetsova’s monumental works are adorned with administrative and public buildings of Ufa, Nizhnevartovsk, Sterlitamak and other cities.
The author’s style of V. Kuznetsova does not belong to any direction in contemporary fine arts, although some signs sometimes refer to Russian folk clay toys, primitive or naive art. However, the original compositional and coloristic decisions of the author, contributing to the creation of an atmosphere of surprising harmony inherent in her works, attest to the bright, original and absolutely individual style of the artist.
The world of works by V. Kuznetsova is poetic and spiritual. Refined girls, mother and child, mythical birds and animals are the heroes of her work, whose themes are love and the miracle of life. Her art is drawn to the inner world of man and conveys the state of happiness, love and quiet contemplation, which are reflected in the names of the works: «Family», «Motherhood», «Tenderness», «Believe, I hope, love», etc. Characters V. Kuznetsova is spontaneous, full of sincere feelings. This is an art that brings joy.
It was the irresistible power of love for one’s neighbor that contributed to the emergence of another theme of creativity by V. Kuznetsova-the biblical one. At the same time, the biblical characters of the artist do not repeat icon images, they appear as simple, ordinary people, burdened with worldly worries, being in ignorance of their future future. These are the holy evangelists John, Mark, Luke, Matthew, the saints of the Russian Orthodox Church - Cyril Belozersky, Nicholas the Miracle-Worker, Paraskeva Friday, Our Lady «Undying Color», as well as plots on religious themes - «Annunciation», «Mary’s Meeting with Elizabeth» «The invention», etc.
In the artist’s works flowers are especially beautiful, which are part of many female images or become an independent work. Fragile, as if alive, they embody the feeling of the poetry of life, which is inherent in the very V. Kuznetsova.
His favorite materials are chamotte and faience. V. Kuznetsova has an amazing sense of material that allows her to create plastically expressive images. The plasticity of her characters is very delicate, the soft outlines of the figures evoke a lyrical mood. The choice of plots and motifs is affected by the author’s desire to convey the beauty of human feelings. In the works of the master there is light, it is the luminosity of the material, and the light is deep, spiritual, warm, filling life with what the artist does. The incarnation of light is the angels created by the master.
Occupation of painting, of course, influenced the technique of the master. V. Kuznetsova not only paints her work, she creates an artistic image in color with the help of metal salts and glaze. The color palette in the author’s works is picturesque and decorative, it complements the plastic and serves as a means of displaying the character and mental state of the character.
A separate mention deserves an exposition as such, in which the works complement each other, interacting and creating an atmosphere of harmony and warmth.
V. Kuznetsova is a participant of more than 80 art exhibitions held in various cities of Russia and foreign countries - in Prague, Warsaw, Salzburg and Barcelona. The author’s works are in collections of Russian art museums, as well as in private collections in Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Italy, United Arab Emirates, USA, Finland, France, Japan, etc.
The exhibition runs on January 10, 2016.