Prolonging the Summer by Ms. Marina Fedorova
Solo exhibition, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Peterburg, Russia, 2015
The sea is powerfully attractive. Every time I’m next to it, I realize that even the most genius of painters is only an amateur compared to the Creator. This creation is changing every second and never repeats itself. I’m not trying to depict the sea: central to my works are people who can’t take their eyes off the sea and waves, and the human stare, intently focused on all of the sea’s aspects.
Ms. Marina Fedorova’s solo exhibition at Erarta presents paintings and objects created over the past few years. The idea of this series came to the Artist while working en plain air in Montenegro, made possible by Cultural Heritage international foundation. That was where the first works of this project were created. In addition to the traditional oil on canvas paintings, the series features glass works and sculptures.
Ms. Federova’s painting style is perfectly fit for conveying the cheerful and light summer mood, with no troubles or worries. Airy brushstrokes outline the Artist’s favourite subjects: children, beautiful wistful women, and sneaky peeks at summer pleasure moments. As always, Ms. Marina Fedorova is looking for and finding beauty in everyday life, extracting emotionally intense moments from the daily routine. ‘I wanted to portray not the unbridled joy of a vacation at sea, but rather the quiet contemplation and meditative understanding of its eternal nature,’ says the Artist.