Nikita Makarov 'A Walk'
03.06.2016 – 16.06.2016
Askeri Gallery presents an exhibition "a Walk" by Nikita Makarov.
Nikita Makarov is known for his European landscapes created at the intersection of the classical traditions of the academic art and impressionism. His artworks are realized with technical thoroughness and academic school as a basis.
Artist's exhibition projects are connected with the idea of geography: they are inspired by the experience of travel and European cityscapes, filled with aristocratic nostalgia for modernism and the culture of the old pre-war Europe.
"A Walk" is a sum of Baudelaire’s flaneur’s visual experience expressed and captured in 24 paintings. However, if the flaneur’s attention catches urban domestic scenes with their typical participants, the main and the only character of all Nikita Makarov’s artworks is a city. Empty cafes, promenades, streets, where you can hardly notice anyone, become the subjects of paintings. The walk turns into a dialogue with the place with its own historical memory.
At first glance, Nikita Makarov’s paintings may seem classic, inheriting aesthetics of the modernists. However, the artist works with very up-to-date topics – urban issues, problems of cultural memory. Traditional and classical language is deliberate artist’s choice. The viewer is invited to walk in the small European city where there are neither gadgets, nor the Internet yet, and Marcel Proust has just sat at one of the café’s tables. The exhibition "a Walk" is a journey into Nikita Makarov’s philosophical and nostalgic art world with some conservatism that is often lacking in the eternal rush of nowadays world.
Nikita Makarov graduated from the The Year 1905 Moscow Art School (2002), the V. Surikov Moscow State Art Institute (2008), member of Moscow Union of artists, Union of artists of Russia, member-correspondent of the Russian Academy of arts, fellow of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. Personal exhibitions of Nikita Makarov took places in many gallery and halls, including a theater Workshop P. Fomenko and TSEV Museyon Pushkin Museum in them. Of A. S. Pushkin.
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