Yuri Kuper. “There once I walked…”
28 February 2014 — 24 March 2014
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Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art together with The State Museum St Isaac's Cathedral is glad to present the exhibition "There once I walked..." by a legendary Russian-American artist Yuri Kuper


A perfectionist master, who left the country few decades ago, is still poorly presented in Russia. But such museums as The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, The State Tretyakov gallery and The Moscow Museum of Modern Art already have his works in their permanent collections. The core of this exhibition is the series of works dedicated to St.-Petersburg. Here the depth of contemplative Russian mentality meets French refinement of colors and discipline of forms.

The paintings, created in the author's unique technique, belong to so called autobiographical landscape genre and depict St.-Petersburg deeply immersed in fog, night dreams, memories, associations and cultural memory metaphysics. Kuper's fog of St.-Petersburg is a kind of metaphor of infinitely passing and existing time, dissolving houses and things.

This amazing series of works was donated to The State Museum St Isaac's Cathedral and now is presented to the public in Erarta. The exhibition will run for one month.

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