Inhabitants of Saint Petersburg are getting acquainted with the Arctic through artistic works
14:45 29 октября 2015
Категории: News in English
The exhibition «Living Land» was opened in the exhibition Center of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists.
The artists from Petersburg Yelena Tkachenko and Alexander Saykov presented tapestries and watercolors, being inspired with desolate and beautiful nature of the North, as it is informed on the website of the representational office of Yamal in Saint-Petersburg.
Yelena Tkachenko creates tapestries — volumetric landscapes, in which natural colors and form play a major role. Volumetric textile landscape awakened by the warmth of the polar land is made in the technique of traditional carpet weaving. Through richness of texture of threads the artist depicts the bright beautiful carpet that nature creates with help of plants and flowers. The project «Living Land» is a thought about the new Silk Road, which combines new nature created by the artist and the ancient craft, as the fine art expert Galina Domakha tells about works by Yelena Tkachenko.
Alexander Saykov paints realistic watercolors. As he says, already in his young years he understood that there was nothing more perfect than nature. Today he applies to nature as an artist and finds many poetic images, moods and states in it. His watercolors are unique. All of them are created by the author during plain-airs and have big size – up to 3.5 meters in the length. An application was sent to the Russian Book of records about creation by Saykov of the biggest watercolor painted from nature. The artist acquaints visitors with the White Sea, the Yamal peninsula and the Polar Urals.