Sh.V.A. Painting 09/01/2019 automatic translate
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PARTICIPANTS OF THE EXHIBITION: KIRILL AGRANOVSKY, ELENA BOCHAROVA, KSENIA BURLANKOVA, EVGENIA SMOOTH, YAROSLAVA DANILYUK, OLEG DUN, IRINA ZAKHAROVA, DARYA LAVROVA
Alexander Kondratyev, artist, founder of the group “Sh.V.A”
The unofficial artistic life of Leningrad of the early eighties was such: the older generation of artists came out of the “underground” (my teacher had ventured to a number of exhibitions in the Baltic States), young people stuck together in groups around various authorities. The elders instructed, the youth absorbed. But there were schools where, literally, classes were conducted. For example, Yu.A. Nashivochnikov with a group of students developed the ideas of O.A. Sidlina. I continued the traditions of the school-zaytsevskogo school, strongly adding it with cubofuturistic ideas and non-standard spatial-perspective constructions. The result of these studies were several generations of artists, united in the group "Kochevye", "Sh.V.A. ", Some of them worked independently, part - together with artists close to us. For example, with the group "Balance".
If “Kochevye” possesses the solidity inherent in their ideology in artistic language and figurative-plot plan, then the group “Sh.V.A. »More free in the interpretation of forms, the choice of subjects and genres. Unlike the archetypical images of the “Kochevye” group, the painting “Sh.V. "Addressed to the personal qualities of their heroes. Experiments with a picturesque surface, texture, led representatives of “Sh.V.A. »To the use of non-traditional materials: corrugated cardboard (E. Gladkaya, K. Burlankova), geotextile (E. Bocharova), or even electromechanical systems using wires, light bulbs, etc. (K. Agranovsky). The playful outrageousness and provocation, along with the hidden geometric constructions (the legacy of the Zaitsevo analytical school) makes the viewer experience conflicting emotions. The portrait genre turns into irony and even grotesque. The sizes of the formats also play an important role: suddenly a portrait grows up to the ceiling, forcing itself to be respected, if only for that. Such a noble, and, one might say, sublime genre, like nu, is also subject to ironic taunts and even a womanly vicious taunts. Nu, in essence, the order of the male half of humanity, and so admire what we are as zlyukami vipers in all its glory! This also applies to the series of works “Naked Sh.V.A. Where they depict themselves, or each other. Here passions, irony and self-irony are in full swing. The philosophical subtext is not obvious to the viewer, but if it had not been, all this might have seemed ridiculous. A forest of electricity transmission towers, burning light bulbs, running unknown blue proletarians, or nude in a bra and panties in a clamped pose, covered with pictures of a beautiful life, pleased with themselves, plump beauties and corpulent beauties, torn into two horizontal parts, drenched in paint and bored with geoteks and geotekteks thrust into them with chipped slivers of planks, personifying trees, walking branches into the upper canvas, and down into a dark red cloth - the ground, and there, under the roots, what eventually remains after us is the skeleton. One may be ironic on this topic, but the chill of eternity will touch your soul a little.
The difficult years of the perestroika and post-perestroika period laid their imprint on the art of St. Petersburg, the group “Sh.V.A.” was no exception.
KIRILL AGRANOVSKY. Born in 1970 in Leningrad. In 1989, he graduated from the Leningrad State Industrial College of building materials and parts. In 1998-2000 he studied video production at the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. Member of the IFA Union of Artists, graphics section since 2004. Since 2007, the artist-animator of the studio "Working Group". Member of the group Sh.V.A. Exhibition activity is since 1980.
ELENA BOCHAROVA. Born in Togliatti in 1972. Since 1997 he has been living and working in St. Petersburg. In 2003 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Art and Industrial Academy. Stieglitz, faculty of monumental art. Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia. She studied the analytical composition in the studio of Alexander Kondratiev. One of the initiators and members of the group Sh.V.A. Exhibition activity since 1999.
KSENIA BURLANKOVA. Born in Leningrad in 1973. From 1994 she studied painting and drawing in the private workshop of A.V. Kondratieff. Since 2001, a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia IFA, since 2012 a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. The main artist of the experimental scene of the theater-festival “Baltic House” under the direction of A. Praudin. Winner of the "Golden Soffit 2003" award. Member of the group Sh.V.A. Exhibition activity since 1998.
EVGENIA is SMOOTH. Born in 1976 in Leningrad. In 2001 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy. Stieglitz, separation of ceramics. Since 2000, a member of the International Creative Union of Artists of IFA, since 2006 a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Included in the creative associations Sh.V.A, Shuvalovo-Ozerki. Artists Village. Winner of the "Golden Soffit" award and the "Painters’ Dream Artists" competition. Member of the group Sh.V.A. Exhibition activity has been since 1991.
Yaroslav Danyluk. Born in Leningrad in 1977. In 2004 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy. Stieglitz, Department of Artistic Ceramics and Glass. Winner of the "Golden Soffit 2003" award. Member of the group Sh.V.A. Exhibition activity since 1999.
IRINA ZAKHAROVA. Born in Leningrad. She studied at art school №12. Since 1992, engaged in painting in the studio of Alexander Kondratiev. In 2000 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy. Stieglitz, Department of Information Design. Member of the group Sh.V.A. Works as a graphic designer. Exhibition activity since 1999.
DARIA LAVROV. She graduated from the Law Faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Since 1999, she has been working in the workshop of Alexander Kondratiev. Member of the group Sh.V.A. Member of the Union of Artists IFA, painting section. Exhibition activity is from 2009.
OLEG DUN. Born in Leningrad in 1976. He graduated from SPbGMTU with a degree in the technology of artistic processing of materials. He studied painting in the workshop of Alexander Kondratyev. Member of the group Sh.V.A. Also engaged in the design of jewelry.