Acclaimed artist Igor Shipilin, whose works are on display in the prestigious Hermitage and Moscow Museum of Modern Art in Russia, is back in Abu Dhabi for another solo exhibition. Following his successful exhibition Life by the Sea last year, Igor is back in town with new show Seasons. His brand new exhibition will showcase a collection of 27 oil paintings and will be on display at the N2N Gallery at Nation Towers Galleria until March 2.
Seasons is a story of incommensurable love towards Shipilin’s beloved Crimea – a story that seems to have no end and that takes inexhaustible shapes and shades on the artist’s canvas. Igor’s art parades natural and historical attractions as traditionally portrayed by artists from different eras, but at a first glimpse inconspicuous areas with a leisurely pace of life in small towns. These are the places where the artist spent his childhood and youth, those places where you always want to go back to reflect and stop the running of time, to draw strength and inspiration in healing the soul with the simplicity of the usual life and environment. That’s the world of the works that Shipilin is famous for. Needless to say, the Crimean is an incorrigible romantic.
Shipilin has the ability to see beauty everywhere and adjust it on his canvas, based on his emotions, feelings and memories. As a result, ordinary and familiar scenes are transformed into memorable and original compositions. In front of these works, you can’t help but appreciate his stories about the simple and precious moments of life that remain with us forever.
The exhibition will also feature a joint project between Shipilin and Emirati artist Faiza Mubarak, which will feature two sculptural installations produced and organized by the N2N Gallery as a unique example of intercultural artistic production. The project sees the two artists join forces where East and West merge in the same artwork. It will show Abu Dhabi from a traditional and modern point of view, as a city that unites different worlds in one place.
Until Wed March 2, Sun-Thu 10am-10pm. 1st floor Nation Galleria, Nation Towers, Corniche (02 616 6999).