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5 December 2017
Nikita Makarov. Finis Terrae: On the edge of an enchanted world
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the solo exhibition of Nikita Makarov. A compelling and busy painter, he had graduated from the Surikov Art Institute and devoted himself since then to the exploration of the possibilities of landscape. He works in a very laborious technique, applying acrylic and tempera on specially primed wood panels, in a manner resembling icon painting. Equally, he employs the method of pointillé, which refers to the optical experiments of modernism. Among his works, large multi-part paintings coexist naturally with miniature-like pictures set within wide custom frames, designed to convey and enforce a sense of materiality.