Reality of silence creates a world of pure beauty
National Art Museum’s Art Café exhibition hall hosts Nikolay Mishchenko’s Reality of Sensitive Silence personal show — featuring around 40 watercolours
At the personal exhibition of Nikolay Mishchenko
Every year, Belarusian exhibition venues offer a variety of art projects to art lovers — representing paintings, graphic works, sculpture and pieces of decorative and applied art. Among this variety, however, there are few examples of watercolour techniques. The exhibition features paintings executed in this sophisticated and beautiful method by Belarusian artist Nikolay Mishchenko, showing the high level of the author’s skill.
Most paintings in the exhibition are being displayed for the first time. They are painted in watercolours on dry paper that reduces drying time and helps Mr. Mishchenko create his pictures in the open air.
Landscapes occupy an important place in the artist’s work. Nature with its seasons, water, fields, clouds and trees all provide a rich variety of changeable images to inspire the artist. He prefers to use colours from his surroundings: the tender greens of spring, the azure of the sea, blue-grey rivers, the fiery reds of autumn and the silver of winter. He creates realistic, simple, and well-structured compositions. The watercolour landscapes produce a feeling of lightness, space, beauty and illustrate the majesty of Belarusian nature. In his works, the artist also tells us about his journeys to the Black and Azov seas.
The other favourite genre of Mr. Mishchenko is still-life; here, the artist reflects his mood. As simple words acquire a different meaning when set to a beautiful melody, ordinary things — flowers, fruit and household items — depicted by the author, reflect his poetic perception of beauty.
Despite the easy availability and popularity of watercolours, it remains mysterious and incomprehensible for many artists, both amateur and professional.
Nikolay Mishchenko conquers the watery technique with his incredible energy, concentration and a subtle understanding of the material.
By Veniamin Mikheev