BIO

 

Natalie Rukavishnikova is a Moscow-based multidisciplinary artist.

 

In 2014 she graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) with a degree in Set Design and Theatre Production.

From 2009 – 2015 she worked with theatres as a production/set designer and props manager.

After 2016 she changed her vector to personal projects, working with advertising agencies, publishing houses, galleries and studying contemporary art.

Natalie participates in group exhibitions, art projects and festivals.

Her paintings and drawings are distinctively elaborate and highly detailed, characterized by a combination of shades of a muted palette and a desire for vivid images of magical realism with elements of symbolism.

Natalie’s main fields of work are fine art and contemporary painting, graphics, sculpture, illustration and installation.

 

Many of Natalie’s works are in private collections in the cities of USA, UAE, 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.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT 

 

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 minds.

The regularity of the relationships 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.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 

2022 “ARTLIFE FEST”, Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’, Moscow, Russia.

         “NFT Acceptance stage”, «Zdes Na Taganke» Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2021 «She», «Catacomba» Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2019 «Margoski», «Promgrafika» Gallery, Moscow, Russia

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

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

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

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

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN LITERATURE AND PERIODIC MAGAZINES

 

2020 Alyaska – Polyandria publishing house (hardcover)

         Clownfish Polyandria publishing house (hardcover)

2019 V.D.O.K.H

2016 Marie Claire

2015 Caterpillar