Natalie Rukavishnikova

Moscow, Russia.

Artist and Illustrator.

I work in oils, mixed media and digital, in shades of a muted palette, striving for vivid images of magical realism with elements of symbolism. I have been professionally creating personal paintings, graphics and objects since 2015.

Observing the surrounding world and living through my personal experience in it, I find poetic patterns in the reality of the world. In my artistic practice I interpret them and reflect on them with the help of figurative visualisation of characters and plots. I love to tell stories, reflect on emotions and human states through the prism of the characters I create, endowing them with special symbolism and immersing them in a surreal atmosphere. A world filled with secrets and magic, like a forgotten circus in the thicket of a dark forest.

My works are reflections on contradictions, struggle, fears. But also they are about strength, love and hope. About finding harmony and balance in this far from ideal world.

The characters face their own quests, difficulties and joys. Through the eyes of the heroes, left alone with their feelings, I study various states that we experience in the deepest corners of our mind.

The regularity of the relationship between man and nature, our influence on each other, our place in time, history, religion and science, folklore, the origin of mankind and human conflict are some of many topics and directions that fascinate me.

‘Individuality rests on a sense of mystery; dark blindfolds of character represent the only points in the world where we touch a living fluid reality, where we directly know what is happening and how. ” William James

My works are in private collections in the cities of the USA, OAE, Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Belarus, Great Britain, Moldova, Czech Republic, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Israel and Austria.

I live and work in Moscow.

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in Moscow, Russia.

2006 – studies at the art studio of A.I. Tomsky.

2008 – 2009 – theatre ‘AЯ’, prop and assistant to the art director.

2009 – 2014 – training at the RATI – GITIS Academy, BA in theatre production design.

2014 – 2015 – the Mayakovsky Theater, assistant to the production designer Mikhail Kramenko.

From 2015 to the present, I have been working in Moscow. I create personal art projects, collaborate with publishing houses, magazines and advertising agencies.

SOLO SHOWS

 

2019 «A Walk In The Dark», «Promgrafika» gallery, Moscow

2015 «VENN vol. II»

2014 «VENN vol. I» Apartment 7 gallery, Moscow

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 

2010 «CANS + HANDS», Moscow

2010 VI International Theatre Festival «YOUR CHANCE», Theatrical centre STD RF at Strastnoy Blvd, Moscow

2010 Annual Young Theatrical Artists SHOW «KLIN 6», Theatrical Gallery at Malaya Ordynka, Moscow

2011 VII International Theatre Festival «YOUR CHANCE», Theatrical centre STD RF at Strastnoy Blvd,  Moscow

2011 “Artists of Theatre And Cinema”Annual Young Theatrical Artists SHOW «KLIN 7», Theatrical Gallery at Malaya Ordynka, Moscow

2012 VIII International Theatre Festival «YOUR CHANCE», Theatrical centre STD RF at Strastnoy Blvd, Москва

2012 “Mastering The New Space” Annual Young Theatrical Artists SHOW «KLIN 8» Boyarskie Palaty STD, Moscow

2013 “The City And The Forest” Annual Young Theatrical Artists SHOW «KLIN 9» Boyarskie Palaty STD, Moscow

2014 “Transformations” Annual Young Theatrical Artists SHOW «KLIN 10» Boyarskie Palaty STD, Москва

2014 «SATURNALII», “VINZAVOD” contemporary arts centre, Moscow

2019 «Margoski», «Promgrafika» Gallery, Moscow

2021 «She», «Catacomba» Gallery, Moscow

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN LITERATURE AND PERIODIC MAGAZINES

 

2013 Afisha

2015 Caterpillar

2016 Marie Claire

2019 V.D.O.K.H

2020 Alyaska – Polyandria publishing house (hardcover)

2020 Clownfish Polyandria publishing house (hardcover)

© natalie rukavishnikova 2021

 

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