Make Art Not Warm
The series of eco-focused abstract still lifes, devoted to the northernmost city in Russia — Norilsk.
February 1, 2019
The series of paintings were made for the Arctic Museum of Modern Art (AMMA) and devoted to the ecology of the most polluted spot of Russia — Norilsk.
Norilsk is the northernmost city of Russia. It's extremely white, and 9 months covered with snow. It is the most polluted city in the country thanks to the local mining-metallurgic complex (Norilsk Nickel) and lack of citizen's eco-responsibility.
I've made a series of eco-focused paintings to attract people's attention to the way we consume and stay environmentally harmful. I've used only local herbarium, minerals, ore, soil, recycled plastic and paper, cardboard, filling, emulsion paint, and glue.
The idea 'white on white' was taken from Russian suprematists and Malevitch's works in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.
The project was realized with the help of PolArt Residency and the the Museums of Norilsk.
Golgotha, devoted to victims of the labor camp Norillag.