What does panic look like, or Neo-Soviet heritage in the paintings of Maria SafronovaPictolic
Is it possible to use classical painting techniques, reflecting modern realities? What does a panic look like? Is it possible to link the Soviet past and the bourgeois present? The Russian artist Maria Safronova gives answers to all these and many other questions in her work.
All the works of Maria Safronova are always interesting. At first glance, they show Soviet reality or modern everyday life, but upon closer examination, the viewer begins to understand what the artist meant.
Connecting epochs and events, the details in Safronova's works can be very different. These are clothing items, household trifles, architectural and interior details and much more. Sometimes such a connection is given even by the facial expressions of the heroes of the paintings-Maria can also do such magic.
The daily routine is 13: 15. Lunch. Canteen
Another topic raised by the master is the life of a simple office worker. People caught in the work-home-work running wheel are shown by Safronova very realistically. They can cause the viewer pity, irritation or ... surprise, because they turn out to be similar to himself.
Maria Igorevna Safronova was born in 1979 in the city of Rzhev, Tver region. The artist knew for sure in her school years that she would devote her life to art and persistently went to her goal. Maria graduated first from the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum, and then from the Moscow Art Institute named after V. I. Surikov.
The first serious success came to the artist in 2012, when Maria became a finalist for the Kandinsky Prize. Then there were other peaks, including the award to them. Sergey Kuryokhin, participation in the curatorial competition of the auction of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and many more competitions and awards. It is necessary to mention the 25 personal exhibitions that Safronova has presented over the past 10 years.
Now the Russian artist is included in the top 100 best artists according to the InArt platform and in the 49ART investment art rating, which brought together outstanding artists under the age of 50.
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Morning of the White Rabbit
In our opinion, only another Russian painter, Andrey Shatilov, can compete with Maria Safronova in terms of the ability to accurately convey the mood in the picture.