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Интернет-журнал "Новости искусства в Санкт-Петербурге"

Yury Nashivochnikov

On the 90th anniversary of the artist


February 21 - March 17 2012


Artist Yury Nashivochnikov - the pupil of one of the most important and perhaps the most enigmatic artists of the twentieth century - Ossip Abramovich Sidlin (1909 - 1972), a kind of educator and philosopher who was able to instill in their students not only the amount of tricks crafts, but art as a philosophy or more precisely, the philosophy of being plastic. As a student of the Academy of Arts O.A. Sidlin studied with such masters of the classical Russian avant-garde as Alexander Savinov, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Alexander Osmyorkin, and Kazimir Malevich. As a result of O.A. Sidlin created his own serious The school, in some measure his style. After the death of a teacher Yury Nashivochnikov gathered around him young artists who have formed a new school, which he called the School "Wall of the Temple." Various creative pursuits of A. Nashivochnikov and artists of the School "Wall of the Temple" are in some sense, the modern aesthetics lab, which developed the theory and practice base of contemporary art, focusing on a monumental visual arts, studied the general laws of harmony in the different directions of art. Artists of School "Wall of the Temple", together with representatives of Saint-Petersburg Philosophy organized several exhibitions held at the Philosophical Faculty of Saint-Petersburg State University and IFA Gallery with the support of the "Union of the Arts" of Saint-Petersburg in 2007 - 2010, respectively, and were accompanied by philosophical conferences and conversations.

This exhibition celebrates the 90th anniversary of Yury Nashivochnikov - amazing master, tirelessly leading the "Eternal search for perfection" in many areas of modern art.

Thanks to Alexander Andrushchenko and Isaac Kushnir for providing the pictures for the exhibition.

With love to the Master,
painters of the School "Wall of the Temple"
26th of December 2011

Autobiography of Yuriy Nashivochnikov

I was born in 1922 January 28 in the town of Pavlovsk, Voronezh Oblast.
1934 - 1937 years. During a year I studied at the House of artistic education of children in Leningrad under guidance of artist E.P. Luzhkovsky.
1936 - 1972 years. I studied in an art studio of O.A. Sidlin in the Palace of Culture named after Kapranov
1941 - 1944 years. I participated in the Great Patriotic War.
1944 - 1945 years. 1st year student at the Moscow Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts.
1951 graduated from the Institute named after Repin, specialty artist-sculptor. Thesis: "Pyatnitsky with Arinushka." Among the teachers who have studied were V.A. Sinayskiy, A.T. Matveev, and B.E. Kaplyanskiy. In the third year I studied in a workshop of A.T. Matveev, where I was selected by competition.
1951 - 1961 years. Where was creative work in the LOSKH (Leningrad Department of Artists Union), sculpture section.
1961 - 1965 years. I was a teacher of drawing, painting and sculpture in LISI (Leningrad Engineer-Building Institute).
1961 - 1976 years. I was a volunteer-teacher of art studio at boarding school for blind children.
1965 - 1977 years. Senior Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the Leningrad Pedagogical Institute named after Herzen at the Department of blind-pedagogics.
1976 - 1992 years. I was a teacher of the art studio "Home Association "Artist" in the Shelgunov Palace of Culture. Art studio consisted of blind and sighted students.
1978 – I graduated from a training course of guides, wrote texts of excursions on the theme "Wooden
architecture of the Russian North", "Old and New Ladoga."
1978 -1981 years. Conducted tours on these topics.
1987 - 1995 years. I was director of the creative organization "Sidlin School" and artistic director of the gallery "Sidlin School" in association "Soyuzstroyservis."
From its fully blind students I formed the group "Poh", named after a Moscow blind sculptor Liinah Poh, working in 30 - 40 years. The first exhibition of the group exhibited at the Museum of the History of Leningrad from June 1 to July 1, 1990. The second exhibition was held in the Museum of the Institute named after Repin in October 1991 and then in the gallery "Sidlin School" and in other places.
In 1992. By this time of my students was formed a group of artists called "The Temple Wall." Birth of a group officially took place on the first gallery exhibition in "Fyodor", town of Sestroretsk in 1992.
2004. This year I formed my school of  "cosmic harmony." The works of two of its artists were exhibited in the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" exhibition at the "St. Petersburg in 2004."

From 1994 to present I annually participate in the project "All Petersburg", Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" exhibition at the Museum of nonconformists Art (Pushkinskaya 10).

If you sum up my entire career, then it although discernible into four periods: the period of the Sidlin School, the period of the School "Wall of the Temple," a period of "Symbols", the period of Cosmic Harmony School, but it's art, which has no end, besides, the same periods are not interchangeably, and complementary to each one in their relationship.