Интернет-журнал "Новости искусства в Санкт-Петербурге"

Exhibition of January

Natasha Shalina

«Conversation on the raised tones»

24 December 2016 - 21 January 2016

"... The search for" beautiful form "goes hand in hand with the revival of lyrical and mystical worldview and artistic psychedelia, appeals to the "expansion of consciousness".  Splash intellectualism and visual aesthetics as seen in our art of the last decade, surprisingly intertwined with the desire to turn to the archaic beginning, to the barbaric lapidary, learn and re / experience in own way invigorating intonation of children's drawings.

Painting and graphic creativity of Nataliya Shalina, in our opinion, is a convincing proof of the above considerations. Having embarked on the path of figurative image, the artist equally rejects the formula epater les bourgeois and spontaneity impressionistic sense, academic imitation of nature and salon souvenir, erotic obsession and quasi-Christian sermon.

Searchings of Nataliya Shalina aimed at creating of original pictorial and plastic language, emotional and psychological content which is expressed perfectly by the traditional formula: "Love-Death-Loneliness." But at the same time her art should be seen as an attempt to speak about the main thing, without resorting to banal speech peculiar to profane thinking. "

Dmitry Severyukhin
/ Doctor of Arts, Professor /

Natasha Shalina


Natasha Shalina was born and studied in Krasnoyarsk. Since 1988 she lives and works in Saint-Petersburg. Member of the Russian Artists' Union, a member of the Art Union of Artists of Russia. Participated in numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
Painter, graphic artist, book illustrator, designer, teacher. Artistic director of the children's Art studio of N. Shalina. Member of the Commission to work with young artists of Saint-Petersburg Union of Artists

Her works are in the collections of:

SRM, Saint-Petersburg,  Krasnoyarsk Art Museum named after Vasily Surikov,
Omsk Art Museum named after Mikhail Vrubel,  Vyatka Art Museum named after the Vasnetsovs,  Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Museum of Art, Museum of Nonconformist (Pushkinskaya 10, Saint-Petersburg) , Museum of Contemporary Art ART Penza,
Vsevolod Meyerhold Museum (Penza),  Museum of Contemporary Arts Zurab Tsereteli,
the fund Krasnoyarsk department of Art Union of Russia, Omsk department of Art Union of Russia, in galleries and private collections in Germany, Canada, Italy, Latvia, Ukraine, the USA, Russia.