Надежда Степанова, АРТ ТОКИО // Nadezhda Stepanova, ART TOKYO
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Stepanova Nadezhda Stepanova Nadezhda STEPANOVA NADEZDA (born in 1966) Member, Union of Russian Designers. Member, International Federation of Artists. Professional painter, designer. Personal Exhibitions: Nadezhda’s Paintings. 2006 Pushkin State Literary Museum The Sunny Basket. 2007 Museum “Panorama of the Battle of Borodino” Moonlit Winter Landscape. 2007/08 Museum “Panorama of the Battle of Borodino” Philosophy of Nadezhda (Hope). 20082 3 All-Russia State Library of Foreign Literature Nadezhda is a regular participant of Saatchi Online virtual gallery. Group Exhibitions: Moscow International Artistic Saloon 2007. 2007 A personal stand. The 1st International Festival of Arts 2007 “Traditions and the Present” (a personal stand) in Manege Central Exhibition Hall ArtKutuzov Project. 2007 Museum “Panorama of the Battle of Borodino” MILLIONAIRE FAIR . Crocus Expo 2007 2007 MILLIONAIRE FAIR The 2nd International Festival of Arts “Traditions and the Present” 2008 (a personal stand) in Manege Central Exhibition Hall ART FAIR TOKYO 2009. Tokyo International Forum 2009 2010 - ART FAIR TOKYO 2010. 2010 Tokyo International Forum
Stepanova Nadezhda Stepanova Nadezhda A lively decora ve manner, open- ness, artless beauty and inner depth mark the style of Moscow ar st Stepanova Nadezhda, whose work has become a rare synthesis of two schools of pain ng: the Russian avant-garde and tradi onal Japanese ukiyo-e. Her subjects are noted for their unspa- ring simplicity and profound naiveté.4 These quali es draw Nadezhda’s pain- 5 ngs to the viewer and capture his or her a en on. In them, one can easily read all the colors of being translated into signs and symbols that bear the imprint of individuality and the ar st’s unique signature. In her works, the ar- st gives preference to the surface of the canvas, the play of unusual colors and the melody of rhythm. As a result, the canvases have a rare vivacity and expressiveness without excess or un- wanted details. This deliberate brevity gives Nadezhda’s works a special ring of truth.
Stepanova Nadezhda Stepanova Nadezhda T he tools Nazdezhda uses to con- vey her idea to the viewer are deep local colors, precise, perfect lines and posi ve images that make her pain ngs breathe and ll them with life. The simplicity and perfec- on of the drawing is complemented by the intricacy of the gures in the oil pain ng. Bold, thick brushstrokes add volume to Nadezhda’s works, and the symbolic images imprinted6 on them suddenly come alive and 7 acquire a third dimension. The themes of the images Nade- zhda turns to are extremely varied. It’s as if the ar st is trying to weave together all the strands of existence in all its diversity. Whether land- scapes, plants, animals or people, the subjects are revealed in the most unexpected color and graphic solu ons. Each image is a mystery or an allegory, with an essence that may consist of only a few shades of color or brushstrokes.
Stepanova Nadezhda Stepanova Nadezhda T he works in Dialogs with the Masters series are worth a sepa- rate discussion. These canvases are a fusion of the contempla ve Eastern mind and Russian expressiveness, classic simplicity of forms and a amboyant clash of colors, tradi onal images and avant-garde symbolism. Using brush and canvas, the ar st carries on conversations with Ka- zimir Malevich, Tom Wesselmann,8 9 Alphonse Mucha and Japanese ukiyo-e masters. The works in the Dialogs series, like Nadezhda’s other series of pain ngs, are permeated with individuality: they are the ar- st’s fresh reading of a meless clas- sic. For all the richness and diversity of their genres, all of Nadezhda’s works without excep on are dis nguished by lightness, op mism and psycho- logical comfort. Her pain ngs not only gladden the eye, but also sooth the soul, bringing a natural, na ve warmth to it that is almost forgo en today.
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