Invasion: Solo Exhibition of Igor Shulman

Invasion - personal exhibition of Igor Shulman

The announcement is about Igor Shulman’s exhibition, featuring a series of still life paintings titled Invasion

This’s a typical exhibition. A bit unusual, but still quite common. Who is invading – it’s unclear. Some kind of surrealist still life on the stage…

Everything is quite simple. This is real time that fills my consciousness with such images of activity. And I am just sharing my impressions with you.

This may seem sad or depressing. It’s not. It’s just an imprint of today. Let it be a philosophical parable for someone, a black joke for someone else. For me, it’s an invasion of reality into me.

Igor Shulman
Sign of Igor Shulman

About Solo Exhibition

Shulman, a renowned artist based in Prague, is known for his large series of paintings, which are phenomenological statements about the objects themselves, devoid of emotion, expression, or personal relationships.

The Invasion exhibition, showcasing works from 2022-2023, presents a series of still life paintings that maintain Shulman’s style of addressing individual objects, but with the intrusion of war and violence into the space. The “metaphysical still lifes” delicately connect two worlds: the domestic realms of prosperity and the harsh worlds of war.

The exhibition is taking place at the Gallery Satija at 18:00 on January 25th, 2024.

Exposition

List of all paintings of this exhibition

Location

Satija gallery address:
Saská 80/1, 118 00 Malá Strana, Prague, Czechia
Website: art-satija.com

Alexander Morozov
“Yesterday, the exhibition of the wonderful person and artist Igor Andrianov opened in the gallery under the Charles Bridge. It was a full house, and many couldn’t even get inside. The atmosphere was wonderful.”

Vadim Grivach
“Yesterday’s vernissage Igor Andrianov”

Ekaterina Kats
“They came to congratulate the Master on the opening of the exhibition. They met many wonderful people, and the paintings… oh… each one makes you think. Thank you, Igor Shulman.”
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Alla Ebel
“What could be more “memorable” than a little girl’s white dress with a red polka-dot? Tenderness and dreams, parental love and care, toys and gifts… These are all part of a normal life, of course, the life of a refugee…”

Peter Bankov
“Igor Andrianov’s exhibition today, a good person and a good artist, congratulations.”

Boris Potashnik
“Tormented by spiritual thirst, I finally escaped from my eastern province and yesterday, among the famous Russian language speakers, I saw and heard with my own senses the trembling of the sky and the flight of the heavenly angels at Igor Andrianov’s (Igor Shulman’s) vernissage. The circle of capital city dwellers did not notice the arrival of a provincial outsider, but they warmly treated me with wine and sandwiches. The memories of the feast with kettlebells, chains, and grenades, the snowy New Year’s table under the open sky, and the speckled chickens on the concert grand piano will stay with me for a long time. Thank you to the artist for giving me a bright reason to break out of my own shell and touch the sparkling fruits of his talent.”

Zlata Onishchenko
“The most pleasant creative evening with Eugene Demenok at Igor Andrianov’s exhibition. I was very glad to see everyone! Tanya Weinstein. Tanechka, you are a wonderful organizer and the heart of the whole event ♥️”

Ekaterina Gertsman
“Our cultural and aesthetic evenings continue.”

Papsheva Inna
“I heartily thank Igor Andrianov and Tanya Weinstein for the invitation to the wonderful atmosphere of yesterday’s vernissage. Respect and my respect to you for the art that you bring to light. For those of my friends who are not familiar with the work of Prague artist Igor Shulman, I will provide a brief review. Yesterday, on January 25th, at 6:00 pm in the center of Prague, at the Satya gallery, the vernissage of Igor Shulman’s works entitled “Invasion” opened. The exhibition of artistic canvases “Invasion” showcases the artist’s works from 2022-2023 and represents a series of still lifes that maintain Shulman’s style in relation to individual objects, but with an “invasion” into the space of war and violence. The paintings leave a deep impression and make us seriously think about the incomprehensible processes happening in the world today… “Metaphysical still lifes” delicately combine two worlds: the everyday world of prosperity and the harsh world of war… In other news, immersion in the world of art already requires a child to be aware of the beauty of the surrounding reality. The material environment is an artistic material, aesthetics… Pedagogical guidance for self-education is carried out in stages, although it proceeds not so much linearly as concentrically.”

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Alexander Morozov
6 months ago

Igor Andrianov, a painter who has lived and worked in Prague for a long time, is known for his large series of paintings that serve as philosophical statements about themselves. These statements are maximally purified of emotions and expressiveness, of any personal relationship whatsoever, and of any symbolism. Even when the subject is a human body, Andrianov creates a unique moment of stillness, either through a radical pose or gesture.

“Invasion” – an exhibition of works from 2022-2023, representing a series of “nature morts” that Andrianov uses to speak about individual subjects while also referring to the space in which war and violence have infiltrated. “Metaphysical nature morts” subtly connect two worlds: the world of happy households and the world of harsh war.

Tatiana Anikina
6 months ago

There is a category of artists whose works you want to talk and write about. There are those whose works make you want to think and be silent. And then there are those whose paintings you want to live with. Igor Andrianov (Shulman) and his paintings are “three in one.” Everyone who has had the chance to see them understands this perfectly. And for those who haven’t, be sure to come to the Artist’s personal exhibition to get acquainted with his work and his beautiful muse Tanya Weinstein.

Alla Ebel
6 months ago

What could be more “memorable” than a little girl’s white dress with a red polka-dot? Tenderness and dreams, parental love and care, toys and gifts… These are all part of a normal life, of course, the life of a refugee.

And then I couldn’t help but think of the short story I read once on a forum: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Never worn baby shoes. But the dress is red, isn’t it? Is the dress worn by the little girl? And is the girl herself alive, this five-year-old fashionista? And if she is alive, then with her mother and father, not somewhere in a tunnel, in the storage rooms?

Two photos appeared before my eyes. One from Dnepr – a house destroyed by a rocket with a collapsed front wall and a yellow kitchen set opened to all the wind on the sixth floor. The second – a child in a kibbutz Kfar Aza, scattered in pieces, toys, and red crayons on the floor.

Things that have been torn away from their owners, especially children’s things, are a very powerful artistic statement. Especially in wartime.

We had already talked earlier about the upcoming exhibition with Igor Shulman and Igor Andrianov. I knew that still lifes would be exhibited, a completely “peaceful” theme, pleasant even comfortable… but the artist called it INVASION, and this is like a nail in my heart, along with this charming red dress in a white city on the shoulders, nailed to the wall.

And this nail in the wall… Are you kidding me? The magic of the new year is not over yet… let’s give it to the good, let’s not leave us only with the trace of a nail, as in the song of Novellla Matveyev.

On January 25th at 6 pm, the opening and presentation will take place at the Satija Gallery. It will be very beautiful, promising. And emotional.

Tanya Weinstein
6 months ago

There is a category of artists whose works you want to talk and write about. There are those whose works make you want to think and be silent. And then there are those whose paintings you want to live with. Igor Andrianov and his paintings are “three in one.” Everyone who has had the chance to see them understands this perfectly. And for those who haven’t, be sure to come to the Artist’s personal exhibition to get acquainted with his work and his beautiful muse. Everyone will find something that touches their soul in the works of Igor Shulman! His works have no temporal boundaries; they warm and create comfort in every home! In each canvas, there is a piece of his big and pure heart!

Hurry to join the beautiful!!! Highly recommended.

Alla Ebel
5 months ago

In the Satija Gallery, the exhibition of Igor Shulman opened, and his still lifes settled in for three days. Although some of them are difficult to associate with what we usually call still lifes,

These are paintings of objects that have been separated from their owners…

Did they leave?

Did they die?

Did they dissolve into the fog…

The objects on the paintings draw us into the mysteries of their past: who played the piano, where the chickens were walking? How did the bear cub end up in the cage? Why are there wrenches instead of flowers in the elegant vase?

The objects on the paintings draw us into their future, into a new independent life, this theme has always attracted fairy tale writers and creators of horror.

The vernissage gathered a record number of visitors, who actively participated in the auction of Igor Shulman’s graphic works, as a result of which 12,200 crowns were raised. We thank the artist for providing the lots. The collection of donations will continue until Sunday, the money will be sent to purchase equipment for external fixation for those affected by Russian aggression.

Today’s program will continue with an author’s tour at 18:00 and a meeting with Yevgeny Demenko, who will talk to the guests about literature and artists. On Saturday, January 27, at 16:00, Boris Filanovsky will delve into the mysteries with a revelation of music and painting.

Liudmyla Polshina
Liudmyla Polshina
5 months ago

Our world is changing rapidly, and not for the better, that’s for sure. Our world is losing its mind, and we’re going with it, which is sad to hear. It’s hard not to pay attention to what’s happening, but it’s important that there are people with an inner light who give us something beautiful so that we can become better, kinder, more compassionate. These paintings really make you think about a lot of things. This is our pain, a pain passed on through art, very subtly passed on. Thank you, Inna, for the opportunity, even if it was just a remote one, to be at such an interesting exhibition. And a special thank you to the author for their creativity and presentation. Wow.

Ebel Alla
Ebel Alla
5 months ago

Our attempt to combine painting with literature resulted in a very soulful evening. First, Igor Andrianov conducted an author’s tour and answered our questions. Igor has such a fantastic way of talking about meanings: intelligent, not pushy, with simple words, and very deep.

Then Eugene Demenok read his stories about artists, and it was super cool. Double immersion through the text and through the eyes into the world of fantasy and imagination of the artist. I especially remember the long narrative captions that the Odessa artist David T (Yena, please remind me of the last name🙏🙏🙏) left on the back of his paintings.

And we also learned that the series of five paintings is called pentaptych. And we found out that the color of Igor’s sweater is the color of the year according to the Pantone Institute, and it’s called PEACH FUZZ. The artist is definitely in trend!

Yes, there was a full house, and there weren’t enough chairs🙀🙀🙀

Today at 16:00, it’s painting and music. Boris Boris Filanovsky is coming. We managed to get the rostrum from the bushes😀. We’re waiting for you.

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