Nadezhda Podrezova

Nadezhda Podrezova

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BIO
My work can be seen in private collections in Russia and abroad.
I have shown my work at exhibitions in 2014 (Yamal) and 2015 (Murmansk Region).
I was born in 1981, in a small settlement on the Yamal peninsula, northwest Siberia, Russia.
Attended and graduated from an art school, continued studies as an apprentice of a well-known painter.
Currently reside in Vologda, Russia.
STATEMENT
I was born and raised in the north of Siberia, on Yamal.
Yamal (which means "the End of the Land") is the most fabulous and fascinating place I've ever seen! Illimitable tundra and reindeer herds, thousands of lakes and flocks of birds, the stunning beauty of polar lights and endless polar night...Severe Arctic conditions make people strive for the sun and heat - in the summer they try to take the children off "to the Land".
I love my motherland and my birthplace, though it's only a tiny part of the huge country and there are more reindeers than people here. It is a different Russia and I feel like revealing its beauty to the world. What do you know about Russia? Cold winters ... they can be as cold as minus 55 C, but feel warm thank to the warmth of human relations. Russia is famous for its forests with sky high trees, but in the tundra you'll have to look down to see its dwarf trees. Big cities, megacities...not only! There are tiny settlements where you can get only by air or by dog-sled. And there are people who live in reindeer-skin tents ("chum") moving with their herds, hunting and fishing, like the Nenets, innates of Yamal. I can't keep all these to myself, I want to share my love and emotions - so I paint landscapes and portraits.
My work is inspired by life, people, personal interaction, change of pace and scenery.I remember myself drawing since childhood. This passion was evoked by my love of nature, its simple and subtle beauty. I am fascinated by lots of things - a creeping bug, a flower closing at night, the sun going behind the clouds, horizonless glittering snows...
My art is realistic, often, but not always, I also paint in impressionist style. It is my way to depict impressions, to transfuse my feelings and let you take a glance at my inner world.



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