On 21 February, an exhibition entitled “Transition” by Irina Mikhailova opened in the Rector’s Gallery. Irina is an artist, designer, resident of the international artists’ association ASM club, and a graduate of the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology.
Irina Mikhailova is a member of the art group “Pod Znakom Beskonechnosti” (Under the Sign of Infinity). This is a group of 12 artists from Voronezh who have joined together to organise exhibitions and other art projects. Irina Mikhailova’s paintings have been featured in international and Russian group exhibitions.
“Transition” is a dialogue between the young artist and her peers, the students of Voronezh State University. Irina considers oil painting to be her major creative area. She plays with light and shadow and uses colour and perspective to convey the message of her works. But like all artists, she loves to experiment with styles and genres. Irina easily turns illusion into reality using paint, canvas, and talent. In her work, the artist reflects on nature, travel, people, the city, and her fantasies. Each theme is a unique pattern created by a master,” said Angelika Makarova, the main guardian of the collections of the Museum and Exhibition Centre of VSU.
“Transition” is my key series of works. This is my formation, my first steps towards a more serious approach to art, a higher level,” emphasised Irina Mikhailova. The exhibition is available to view until 14 March in the main building of VSU (second floor hall).