In the art space mArs (Marsovo Pole, 3), on Monday, April 17, at 18:00, the opening of the personal exhibition of the St. Petersburg artist Alexandra Egorova “Beloved City” will take place. The exhibition, organized as part of the New Wanderers project, will last for two weeks.
In the era of active development of digital visual technologies, Alexandra Egorova considers it important to preserve and maintain the tradition of full-scale plein-air work, therefore all the works presented at the exhibition are made from nature.
Absolutely any place is filled with impressions and overgrown with memorable stories. Looking at various architectural objects, one can feel how they begin to attract and call the viewer to them. The artist strives to capture the grandeur of architectural monuments, to capture the beauty of a dynamic moment, enclosing it in bright interweaving of picturesque spots on paper. As time passes, the object will be perceived exactly with the message that the author puts into it. And when he passes by again, he will remember his first sensations when writing a sketch, which will make feelings and emotions for a particular place open even more.
For the exhibition in the mArs art space, works were selected that were created during periods of instantaneous desire to contemplate the beauty of urban landscapes and the desire to convey their feelings through artistic means. The artist always carries with her a small pocket sketchbook and an optimal set of paints, so that at such moments of admiration and admiration for landscape beauty, without hesitation, get the canvas and start depicting the object that caught her attention.
Alexandra believes that even the city in which you live from birth and the places you walk past every day never get bored and don’t bother your eyes. In one and the same object, one can observe different colors of mood, different states of color relationships, and in all this one can find reasons for contemplation and the desire to depict the landscape every time with fresh emotions. Thus, we can observe, for example, the Transfiguration Cathedral at different times of the year and time of day, or the Mikhailovsky Castle in various color combinations that convey different moods.
The paintings are made in the technique of oil painting, the closest to the artist in its spirit. Alexandra says that paint is the most honest way to convey a person’s mood. Picturesque strokes, smooth and streamlined, can reflect the most elegant subtleties of emotional experiences. If a strict clear line is drawn with a brush, then we can say that thoughts are collected in a structure in this way, thereby guiding the artist on the right path. And all together creates a single pictorial harmony.
Alexandra Egorova was born in 1981 in Leningrad. Graduated from SPGHPA them. A.L. Stieglitz. Participant of creative exhibitions and competitions of various levels. Specialist in educational and methodological work, teacher at the Department of Drawing, SPGHPA them. A.L. Stieglitz. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Entrance to the exhibition is free.
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