Painting and sculpture / Elena Figurina
Painting and sculpture
Elena Figurina, a famous artist of St.Petersburg, belongs to the group of expressionists. In the second half of the 70-ties she went into the group called ‘’Chronicle’’. She was a member of the Association of Experimental Arts. She has been taking part in the exhibitions since 1978.
‘’Тhe pictures and the world of sculptures of Elena Figurina are inhabited. Obviously, people are in some spiritual and physical relation with each other, that passes through the artist herself. Watching the people meeting in the garden, playing chess, having meal one believes that Figurina presents one not numerous folk inhabiting some settled place... The composition always presents two constant forces: one from icon painting, the other one from extatic vanguard expressionism.’’