MY QUIET MOTHERLAND: SOLO EXHIBITION OF THE HONORED ARTIST OF RUSSIA NIKITA FOMIN IN ST. PETERSBURG
Dates: March 14 – May 22, 2023
Venue: the Chapel-Museum of the Church of the Savior on the Blood (2-A Embankment of Griboedov Canal, St. Petersburg, Russia)
The solo exhibition in the Chapel-Museum of the Church of the Savior on the Blood in St. Petersburg showcases more than 30 works by the Honored Artist of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts Nikita P. Fomin produced by the master in various years. In his paintings the artist reflects familiar and beloved from his childhood places of the Pushkin Hills. Academically laconic, the canvases are full of poetry, the artist’s love and respect for this region with its spiritual component.
The work of the artist of monumental art Nikita Fomin is well-known to residents and guests of St. Petersburg. The design and mosaics for subway stations “Dostoevskaya”, “Ozerki”, “Krestovsky Island”, “Spasskaya”, “Sennaya Ploschad” have been executed by Nikita Fomin in partnership with the creative group “FoRus”. Their collaboration also resulted in such monumental works as the mosaic panels “Siege” and “Victory” in the memorial hall of the “Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad”, mosaics for the Russian National Library.
Nikita Fomin has been involved in the recreation of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Cathedral of Peter and Paul in the Big Peterhof Palace, in the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt, the Church of the Epiphany of the Lord in Gutuevsky Island.
Nikita Fomin is a Professor of Painting and Composition of I. Repin St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Laureate of the State Prize in Architecture, Winner of the Prize in Literature and Art of St. Petersburg Government, participant of over 200 city, Republican, All-Russian and international exhibitions. The master’s solo exhibitions have been held in the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg Union of Artists, St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and many others. Works of the artist are in collections of the State Russian Museum, Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Museum of Religious History, Research Museum under the Russian Academy of Arts, Museum of Moscow, as well as in private collections in Russia and other countries.