On 10 September, a picture exhibition by Alexandre Voroshilin and Irina Voroshilina was opened in the second-floor hall of the main university building. The event started with a speech by Rector Dmitry Endovitsky who thanked the artists for their interest in cooperation with the university.
The artists’ styles are unique and charming owing to a combination of different historic traditions. Their borrow conditionalism and symbolism from icon painting. Elements of Russian lubok painting make their works colourful, cheerful, and appliqué. Similar to classical works, their paintings are focused on human emotions and are full of picturesque and lyrical landscapes.
“We have had a lot of exhibitions in various locations over the long years of our artistic career. However, it’s our first exhibition at a university. This place is always in motion, at the forefront, the best specialists and students come here every day to study or to teach. I would like to express my gratitude to the rector for his positive attitude to our works and for helping us organise this exhibition,” said Alexandre Voroshilin.
Alexandre Voroshilin is an architect, designer, artist, and a member of the Union of Russian Artists. His artistic education goes back to children’s art school. In 1979, he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Voronezh State Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering. He has taken part in many national and international exhibitions. He creates classical paintings (canvass, oil) and since the 2000s, he’s been working with enamel on copper, stained glass, and glass fusing. The exhibition at VSU presents his paintings.
Irina Voroshilina specialises in decorative and applied arts. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Voronezh State Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering in 1983. She works with batik and enamel. Irina is a member of the Union of Russian Artists and a member of the Union of Designers of Russia. She has taken part in many national and international exhibitions. Irina Voroshilina is a winner of the contest among Russian female artists “Spring Salon” in Moscow. The exhibition at VSU presents her paintings, including silk paintings.