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MARINA FEDOROVA

BIOGRAPHY

Marina Fedorova was born in 1981 in Leningrad. She has graduated from the State Academy of Art and Design / St.Petersburg /, fashion design faculty in 2006.

​Nowadays lives and works in St. Petersburg.

 

​SELECTED PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2010 Consumer society. Nevsky prospect, 5 - the space of the federal project citycelebrity. Curator - Sveta Nikolaeva. Saint-Petersburg,

2009 Retour - Stop - Cadre. Paris, France

08.08.08. D137 Gallery, Saint-Petersburg


2008 To live in Paris. D137 Gallery, St.Petersburg 


The artist of a year of “Nicolas Feuillatte”, France 


The lonely, The Red Hall. Winzavod, Moscow

The lonely. D137 Gallery, Saint-Petersburg


2007  Visions of Autumn. "La Berteska-Masnata" gallery, Genova, Italy


Short meetings...  Orel Art presenta, Paris, France


Official painter of 7th international ballet festival “Mariinsky” 


2006 A La Mod. Art Strelka. XL gallery. Moscow


Autumn time, "D137" Gallery, St. Petersburg

2005 One Fine Day. D137 Gallery. St.Petersburg
 

​SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2008 "Red thread ",  "Kadieff " и  "Krista Mikkola" galleries, Helsinki, Finland


was represented at Art Paris. France 


Kandinsky Prize-2008. Central house of artists, Moscow

2007 Field's architecture. Russian Museum, St-Petersburg


was presented by D137 Gallery at the Art Moscow

2007 The International contemporary art fair. Moscow


Every picture tells a story. From the private collection of Artemy Troitsky. D137 gallery, St.Petersburg

2006 was represented by D137 Gallery on the Arte Fiere’2006

Project L’Esprit Nouveau. Bologna. Italy 


Art Crescendo. Minor Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmony


was represented by D137 Gallery at the Art Moscow

Qui Vive, international younth art festival. Zverevskiy center for contemporary art, Moscow


2005 was represented by D137 Gallery at the Art-Moscow fair

2004 BIN 2004. Manege. St. Petersburg

15th Stars Hotel. Exhibition hall of the New World of Art Magazine. St. Petersburg

2003 Modulor. St. Petersburg

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The State Russian Museum (Saint-Petersburg), D-137 Fondation, company "Coca-Cola", company "Nicolas Feuillate champange", Mariinskiy theatre, Orel Gallery (Paris), SONS Museum (Belgium), ERMES-studio (Italy) etc.

EKATERINA ANDREEVA

art-historian, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

From the text for the personal exhibition at D-137 Gallery in January 2007.

Marina Fedorova graduated from the Mukhina Art Academy in 2006. Defense of her thesis was quite a performance. Fashion designer and illustrator, Fedorova painted a white dress right on a model whom she met face to face at the podium.

 

Professional precision of Fedorova’s manner was immediately noticed by many critics and viewers Marina devotes the series by her works to the cult figures of fashion art, including Coco Chanel, Yves Saint-Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Alexander MacQuin and photographer Helmut Newton. Marina Fedorova is distinguished by her ability to show her subject in the flash of its total disclosure. At the same time, the artist does not yield to the style and spirit her protagonists, even if they are legendary fashion designers. She definitely has her own style and there is no reason that would make her to give up being herself.


Portraits of fashion designers and genre pictures-frames are made in Fedorova’s own style – they employ the manner of cinema posters of the Nouvelle Vague time, the wintry language of pop art’s transcription of advertisements and the quickness of magazine illustrations that absorb the light glare of fashion. Since Fedorova’s pictures seem to be infiltrated with the lipstick carmine they are superficially attributed by critics to the currently popular trend of trash glamour.

 

This trend is occupied with the utilization of ‘glamorous garbage’ of media images.


Fedorova’s attitude to the image recycling in cinema and photography is quite different. The phenomenon of global mass media recycling that exercised postmodernist minds of the late 20th century shows its other side at the beginning of the 21st. Now, it brings attention to the image ecology.

Fedorova sees her task not so much in the mythologization of mass copying as in the creation of a place for private art meditation beside the objects of mass worship. This is achieved by means of adding her own interest to the impersonalized cult of the millions. Each of her paintings is this sort of meditation – should it be focused on Pollock’s and Hopper’s styles or on Westwood’s and Chanel’s design.


In the world that makes it more and more difficult to avoid substituting thoughts and emotions for their surrogates, artists’ work has again to imitate the natural mechanisms of either self-making or self-purification. It is artist who is responsible for the vitality of megalopolises’ visual milieu. And it is the vitality of silvery colour in Fedorova’s landscapes and the emptiness of the white appearing between two cups on a table in her still lifes that make the space of these paintings living and unforgettable.


The painterly device invented by Fedorova will always preserve freshness and clarity of world perception for everyone who happened to resonate with her pictures.

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