Erarta Galleries is presenting the solo exhibition of Yevgeny Ukhnalev — well-known contemporary Russian artist — entitled "The door in the wall". It features works of different periods of the artist's oeuvre
Opening 21st January 2011 the exhibition of Yevgeny Ukhnalev will extend to 13 February 2011. The artist has his own unique style and approach to the world, which he reveals in his paintings and drawings. He was born in 1931. He survived the Leningrad siege and was evacuated to Ural. When he was 17, Yevgeny Ukhnalev was convicted on a false charge. In the prison camp of Vorkuta city he worked at "sharashka" — a secret science and technology bureau. After his release, he returned to Leningrad and worked as a head of the Hermitage architectural department. He was involved in restoration of facades and interiors, in decorating the exhibitions. He is a member of the Artists Union, the employee of the State Heraldic Service operating under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, one of the creators of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation. His works are in the collection of the State Hermitage museum, the State Russian museum, Erarta museum of contemporary art, Anna Akhmatova museum in the Fontanny Dom, and in private collections all over the world. The exhibition features the works of different periods of the artist's oeuvre — from early drawings of the middle 1940s to the recent delicate surrealistic images of the classical architecture.