January 26, at 17.0,0 the exhibition of one of the brightest representatives of the Tatar community of the city Elmira Mustafina, called the “Golden City” will open in the premises of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Tatarstan in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. She belongs to a younger generation of contemporary St. Petersburg painters. She is a well-known artist, both in Russia and abroad. Born in the city of Tchistopol. She has been participating in exhibitions since 1993. Within the framework of the republican forum “Young Talents” she was awarded a special state scholarship of the Republic of Tatarstan. With the support of the district administration of Tchistopol exhibitions of her early works were held in the cities Tchistopol and Kazan. Having graduated from the Kazan Art School after N.I. Feshin entered the graphics department of the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I.E. Repin. Already in her thesis work – a series of watercolors “My Tchistopol”, she announced herself as an independent, developed master of watercolor cityscape. She participated in the exhibition dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of Kazan, where a large watercolor “Kul Sharif” was exhibited. Elmira Mustafina, also participated in the international project “Artists of Russia – the world”, where she was awarded for the best work in a category “Urban Landscape”. Since 2006 Elvira Mustafina is a member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists and the Society of watercolors of St. Petersburg. At present, she is actively involved in local, regional and international exhibitions.
The content of watercolor works by Elmira is beauty. Watercolors are performed easily and, as it may seem at first glance – just a masterly use of whitening. The watercolors are not limited to the possibility of working with color, and the color and flavor – her main instruments. She works wonderfully diverse. Landscapes as if magically illuminated by inner light. With such a variety, reached in her favorite watercolors, she works in other techniques likewise, and further expands the boundaries of beauty in her art.
E. Mustafina has progressed her technique of oil painting. At the next visit to the ancient city of Bolgar, the artist created a series of paintings dedicated to the Great Bolgaria with a very complicated technique using gold and silver Dutch foil. In these works, where fragility and lightness of the thinnest sheets are perfectly combined with a multi-layer beautiful coat of paint, passes the atmosphere of bright, almost mirroring world, against which many facets of ancient architecture are revealed. Picture varies depending on the viewing angle. Few artists use this option in the painting. Although, it is worth noting that the bold experiments the painter were highly marked by St. Petersburg collectors and art critics. Works from this series are stored in many private collections around the world.
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Tatarstan in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region